KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 5, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy ISD’s Tompkins High School swept the awards for the Stock Market Game held by the Texas Council on Economic Education. Each team is made up of 3-4 students and Tompkins teams took first, second, and third place in the nationwide event.
Tompkins Sweeps Awards
Tompkins High School dominated the Fall Stock Market Game coordinated by the Texas Council on Economic Education. Teams from Tompkins took first, second, and third place in the game that is used as an education tool.
Game Gives Real-World Experience
In the Stock Market Game, each team starts with a $100,000 portfolio. The game started on September 30 and had until December 6 to make money. This experience allows students to learn and grow economically in a real-world simulated situation.
Tompkins teams finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the district out of 574 teams. Those same 3 teams finished 1st, 3rd and 4th in the whole State of Texas out of 2706 teams.
The game teaches economics, math, social studies, business, language arts and technology while focusing on the importance of developing real world personal finance skills. Students learn the basics of investing as they create and manage an online portfolio over 10 weeks.
A Smart Texas
The game is part of a greater educational program. The Texas Council on Economic Education provides teachers with lessons that aid students to practice real life personal financial skills. The ultimate goal is to educate students so that they can contribute to and lead Texas to economic security.
Learn more about the Texas Council on Economic Education at their website.