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Santiago High School Students Win Big in Stock Market Game


Santiago High School Juniors, Justin Luna and Brandon Cunningham, in Mr. Tyler's Accounting class placed 2nd in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation's acclaimed Stock Market Game challenge for the San Diego Region. Justin and Brandon formed a 2-person team that invested $100,000 in a stock market simulation and competed against over 300 other high school teams in Riverside and San Diego Counties. Their virtual portfolio ended with a value of over $122,000 in less than three months.


SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game challenge is curriculum-based where students learn about  the global marketplace and long-term savings and investing fundamentals by managing a hypothetical brokerage account. Teachers receive grade-level  curriculum guides, lesson plans, and newsletters to incorporate the program into their core mathematics, social studies, business, economics, and language arts program. More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states.

"I’m proud of Justin and Brandon for placing 2nd in the competition! It’s quite an accomplishment when you consider they competed against over 300 other teams in the area! They took a chance with their investing ideas by choosing a couple of obscure companies, but it paid off big for them in the end! Thanks to Liz Reidel, and the SIFMA Foundation, for the Stock Market Game and the experiences it provides for our students," said Tony Tyler, teacher at Santiago High School.

Congratulations to Justin and Brandon who were recognized during the 2015 San Diego Area SMG Awards on Wednesday, May 13th at San Diego City College. For more information please visit:        #CNUSDFutureReady