Baldwin High School Students Compete in the Stock Market Game Challenge
Personal Financial Literacy Class Learn about Investing Through Hands-on Experience
Baldwin High School students in the Personal Financial Literacy class taught by business teacher, Mr. Gregory Kelley, recently participated in the Stock Market Game, an online simulation of the global capital markets created by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Competing against other schools across Long Island, the Stock Market Game not only engages the students, but has been proven to enhance academic performance, financial knowledge, as well as saving and investing habits. Many of the Baldwin students are also enrolled in the Global Business/Entrepreneurship Academy.
Students start with a $100,000 portfolio and are tasked with making investments in stocks, mutual funds, and bonds. The class’ overall performance was exceptional, with an average gain of $2,352 over a two-month period. Top-performing students were Johnna Thompson ($105,764.08), Malcolm Lewis ($105,444.28) and Maiya Adolphus ($104,788.17).