This semester, the Wisconsin Stock Market Simulation (SMS) had ninety-seven teachers enter their students into the Spring 2015 Challenge. They registered a total of 1,006 teams and close to 4,024 students participating.
The top prize of the trip to New York City was won by WestoshaCentralHS-13 from Westosha Central High School. They had a portfolio value of $153,885.51 with a 53.89% return. The team traveled to New York mid-May and enjoyed their time touring the Statue of Liberty, catching The Lion King on Broadway, and learning about trading first hand on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Second place was team WestoshaCentralHS-1 and third place was team DHS-5 from Dodgeville
High School. For a full listing of the winners, please our website. Click here for a top 100 list of the teams in the State of Wisconsin for Spring 2015 Stock Market Simulation. We also list the top 10 teams for each division on our website.
The Spring semester also marked the end of the School Year trading session. These teams begin trading in October and invest in their portfolios throughout the school year. The School Year Challenge had 63 teams and 240 students participate in the year long trading simulation. First place went to Jefferson Middle School with a portfolio of $129,607.74. Second place went to Brookfield Central and third place was awarded to Neillsville High School.
Trading dates for 2015-2016 have been announced and are listed on our website. EconomicsWisconsin also offers a free workshop in the fall for teachers looking to introduce the game into their classroom or for more information on how to play the SMS. The date of this workshop is to be determined.