Congratulations to Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy students Thomas Brunt, Rohan Nagi and Diego Villegas. Their Stock Market Game team, known as "SmartStocks," finished in 3rd place in a field of 54 middle school (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) teams. They also placed 15th overall in the much larger field of 354 teams which included high schools. Their portfolio even managed to beat the portfolio of their teacher, Mr. Ethen.
Using a simulated $100,000, they purchased a portfolio of stocks that included Crispr Therapeutics and Netflix which each had a 16% gain, Dollar Tree which increased by 12% and Amazon which was up 10% over the course of the competition.
The trophy will be kept here at the school. You'll notice the trophy has 4 sides on it. Hopefully next year another team will earn the honor of having their names added to the trophy?