Atkinson students honored at Stock Market Game lunch
From Staff Reports
Atkinson Elementary School fifth-graders Ashleigh Smitherman and Marissa Garland were honored at the Georgia Stock Market Game Luncheon, held at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta recently.
The Atkinson students competed against students in grades 4-12 throughout Georgia. The Stock Market Game is a simulation where the students invest pretend money in the actual stock market. They create portfolios and buy or sell stocks according to trends. The luncheon honored the top winners from all over the state.
Dr. John Barge, State Superintendent of Schools, was keynote speaker at the luncheon, telling students “the lesson of economics helps shape our citizens of tomorrow.”