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Students win stock market game, 'InvestWrite' contest


Last updated 2/14/2008 at Noon

From September 4 to December 14, 2007, three of Mr. Dave Evans’ college prep economics classes competed for the first time in a simulated, but realistic, stock market game.

Each team consisted of four members who were given $100,000 of fictitious money to invest in any stocks they chose. Simultaneously, the teams kept a stock portfolio of all of their purchases, sales and percentages of gains/losses for each investment.

Whichever team made the most money throughout the duration of the game was determined the winner.

The game was conducted nationally for all grade levels K-12. Mr. Evans’ classes competed in the high school division, in which his 27 teams competed against a total of 639 in the San Diego region.

Eight of Mr. Evans’ teams placed in the top 24 positions, including second and fourth place.

The second place team included Maira Armenta, Areli Diaz, Ana Lopez and Jessica Morelia. The fourth place team consisted of Margaret Dupes, Bay Ewald, Kathleen Mellano, Alexa Morr and Jordan Toppin.

Both teams received certificates of achievement and the second place team received gift cards to Hollywood video.

While the stock market game was in session, the same group of people responsible for the design of the game introduced an essay contest entitled “InvestWrite.”

The contest’s main question asked, “If you had $10,000 and had to invest it for 40 years, what would you invest it in and why?”

Fallbrook High senior Sean Loh took first place for the San Diego region for grades 9-12.


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