Congratulations to Canton Ninth Grade Academy scholars!
CNGA students continue to excel during the pandemic, once again taking top honors in the stock market game competition.
Most people consult their financial advisors for investing tips and strategies. Now you might find the top advisors at your local school. While continuing to work through adapting to the new educational environment, these teachers and students took learning to the next level by taking top honors in the Mississippi Stock Market Game (SMG).
Students from Canton Ninth Grade Academy, coached by Teena Ruth, were named Region 3 2nd place winners in the fall 2021 High School Division of the Mississippi Stock Market Game (SMG).
The simulation is one of the most effective learning tools available about the free enterprise system for students in grades four through 12. The program enables teams of students to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in the stock market over a 13-week period. Winners are determined on the percentage return above or below S&P 500 growth. The team outperformed the S&P by 4.8%.
"The Stock Market Game has always been a virtual program and has been implemented by teachers across the state in their classrooms. Now that many students are back in the classroom, this virtual program continues to be a valuable tool in innovative learning. We are proud of the teachers for thinking outside of the box when it comes to engaging their students. As it is a STEM program, it fits well inside many subjects, stated MCEE president, Selena Swartzfager.”
MCEE will award prizes to each first and second-place team in each region from each division.
The curriculum used in the SMG is correlated with Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards and meets the criteria of a STEM program. Teachers report that math scores increase when the SMG is used in the classroom.