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Abigail Noll, Staff Writer

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There are a lot of great extracurricular activities at Valley Middle School like the Stock Market Game. The Stock Market Games is an interactive game that helps educate students on the Stock Market. The Stock Market Games is a team activity that takes course over a few months. Teams work together to research, buy, and sell stocks in order to increase profit.

A past participant from last years team described the Stock Market Game as a great engaging opportunity to learn your way around the economy without even realizing it. The Stock Market Game is a great gateway to show how the real stock investor works. In the real world, the stock market is a risky game, but investors who research and play their cards right can make millions.

[It’s a] great opportunity and it teaches you a lot about business and economics and how to spend your money wisely.”

— Jacob Cooper, 7th Grade

There are many jobs that include managing stocks, a stock broker for example. A stock broker is someone who is paid to manage their clients stocks. A stock is a part of a company that people can invest in; as the company does well, investors make money. However, if the company does bad, investors can lose money.

Valley Middle School has participated in the Stock Market Games for many years. We have won numerous medals, including 2 from last year. Our teams from last year won 1st and 5th place. The winning teams were invited to a business lunch at a fancy hotel in Minneapolis. 

For students interested in a business career, the Stock Market Game is a great opportunity. The Stock Market Games gives students real life experiences in working with financial strategies. Jacob Cooper, a previous member, said that the Stock Market Games is a “great opportunity and it teaches you a lot about business and economics and how to spend your money wisely.”

Students interested in joining the Stock Market Game next year should talk to Mrs. Spychalla.

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  1. Adam Spaeth on November 15th, 2018 12:53 pm

    Very well written! I agree with saying that the Stock Market Game is a very engaging. I have been apart of the Stock Market Game for the last two years and I remeber how interesting it was. The Stock Market Game actually got me really interested in stocks and I started checking my stocks almost everyday. If you are reading this and you are not apart of the Stock Market Game you should join because it is really fun. Nice job Abigail with this project I think what you wrote about the Stock Market Game was pretty good.

  2. Kacee Wells on November 15th, 2018 12:59 pm

    As a current 8th grader I had the opportunity to play this during 4th hour. My team finished with a new understanding of how the stock market works. I really thought your article captured it well.

  3. Alex Mock on November 16th, 2018 8:54 am

    This article was very well written and probably persuaded a lot of kids to do it.

  4. Adam Skillicorn on November 16th, 2018 9:09 am

    I think this is a great idea and it gets us ready for the real world.

  5. Collin Keeney on November 16th, 2018 9:58 am

    I’m in the stock market game and I totally agree with this. It is a very good game that I think everyone should be in because it is very real and you can learn a lot form this game.

  6. Emelia Reynoso on November 16th, 2018 9:58 am

    This article was very well written and I liked it a lot, great work.

  7. Abdoulaye on November 16th, 2018 10:00 am

    This article was organized and was a well informational one too. I now understand more about the Stocks.

  8. Aldrich on November 16th, 2018 10:02 am

    This article was well written.

  9. Ian rofers on November 16th, 2018 10:03 am

    This article is well written and imcludes quotes from students who have prior participated or ar participating in the stock market game. I can agree that the stock market game is fun and engaging, as I have played the game for 2 years and it can really get you making decisions and thinking critically. One time, another team invested $1000 in to Chipotle, and in a few days the earned back many times the amount they invested. So things can change on a dime and it is an engaging activity that keeps you on your toes.

  10. Ernesto on November 16th, 2018 10:04 am

    This article is well received

  11. Gavin on November 16th, 2018 10:07 am

    This was a very well written article and I a that the stock market game is preparing you for the real world

  12. Irvin godinez on November 16th, 2018 10:18 am

    This article was well written

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