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Students, Teachers and Legislators Team Up for Statewide Stock Market Game’s™ Second Annual North Carolina Capitol Challenge

For Immediate Release 2/21/13

The North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) today announced its second annual Capitol Challenge of the Stock Market Game™. Student teams throughout the state have been paired with NC General Assembly members to compete with their peers for portfolio growth in the NC Capitol Challenge of the Stock Market Game™.

The Stock Market Game™ effectively utilizes technology and a true portfolio-trading platform in a simulation proven to improve math test scores as well as students’ understanding of economic and financial literacy concepts.  This year’s Capitol Challenge provides state legislators with an opportunity to engage in student learning while serving as role models.  Currently 47 general assembly members are involved in the program, sponsoring more than 100 teams of students across NC.

The NC Capitol Challenge is supported by State Farm at the High School level, Fidelity InvestmentsÒ for the middle school level, and Coastal Federal Credit Union and Allegacy Federal Credit Union for the elementary school level.

School

County

Teacher

General Assembly Member

Gibsonville Elementary

Guilford

Heather Tuggle

Rep. Jon Hardister

Pinewood Elementary

Gaston

Jacob Barr

Senator Kathy Harrington

Hardin Park Elementary

Watuga

Emily Rothrock

Rep. Jonathan Jordan

Morehead Elementary at Camp Glen

Carteret

Terri Riley

Rep. Pat McElraft

Bailey Middle

Mecklenburg

Rick Wall

Speaker Thom Tillis

Cane Creek Middle

Buncombe

Linda Iovacchini

Rep. Nathan Ramsey

Brewster Middle

Onslow

Susan Cabeceiras

Rep. Phil Shepard

Leesville Road Middle

Wake

Linda Graybeal

Senator Neal Hunt

Paisley Middle

Forsyth

Eric Puryear

Rep. Edward Hanes

Mills Park Middle

Wake

Sharon Smith

Rep. Tom Murry

G.R. Edward Middle

Nash

Mary Glenn

Senator Angela Bryant

George L. Carrington Middle

Durham

Vanessa Barnes

Rep. Valerie Foushee

Swansboro Middle

Onslow

Michelle Flint

Rep. George Cleveland

Kiser Middle

Guilford

Cathy Oliver

Rep. Pricey Harrison

Ferndale Middle

Guilford

Krista Hannah

Rep. John Faircloth

Table Rock Middle

Burke

Cindi Bradshaw

Rep. Hugh Blackwell

Clayton Middle

Johnson

Michael Butler

Rep. Leo Daughtry

Brawley Middle School

Iredell

Mellissa Calloway

Rep. Robert Brawley

Carver Middle

Scotland

Sharon Stephens

Rep. Ken Goodman

First Flight Middle

Dare

Debbie Walker

Rep. Paul Tine

First Flight Middle

Dare

Amy Redford

Senator Bill Cook

Broad Creek Middle School

Carteret

Celeste Young

Senator Norman Sanderson

Horton Middle

Chatham

Tracy Miller

Rep. Deb McManus

Brevard Middle

Transylvania

Yvonne Barnwell

Rep. Chris Whitmire

Valley Springs Middle School

Buncombe

Nancy Hezrog

Senator Tom Apodaca

Clayton Middle School

Johnson

Kevin Phipps

Senator Buck Newton

Rosman Middle

Transylvania

Tammy Hall

Rep. Chris Whitmire

The Mountain Community School

Henderson

Jennifer Hardin

Rep. Chuck McGrady

Hickory High

Catawba

Sandra Horyza

Rep. Andy Wells

Asheville High

Buncombe

Bill Van Cleve

Rep. Susan Fisher

Kinston High

Lenoir

Shirley Holt

Rep. George Graham

West Iredell High

Iredell

Wendy Layne

Rep. Rena Turner

North Iredell High

Iredell

James Wells

Senator Andrew Brock

Crest High

Cleveland

Robin Kiser

Rep. Tim Moore

Hillside High

Durham

Darian Harris

Rep. Larry Hall

James Kenan High

Duplin

Brian Nagel

Rep. Larry Bell

North Mecklenburg High

Mecklenburg

Malik Richardson

Senator Jeff Tarte

Eastern Randolph High School

Randolph

Robert Moore

Rep. Allen McNeil

J. F. Webb High

Granville

Andrew Swanner

Rep. Nathan Baskerville

Northwest High

Halifax

Patsy Mercer

Rep. Michael Wray

Rosman High

Transylvania

Tammy Hall

Rep. Chris Whitmire

Leesville Road High

Wake

Holly Laird

Rep. Marilyn Avila

Clyde A. Erwin High School

Buncombe

Mary Richards

Rep. Tim Moffitt

Eastern Alamance High School

Alamance

Stephen Smith

Rep. Stephen Ross

Walter M. Williams High School

Alamance

Dana Herman

Senator Rick Gunn

Fuquay-Varina High School

Wake

Rebecca Bradford

Senator Tamara Barringer

Camp LeJeune High School

Onslow

Patricia Robblee

Senator Harry Brown

Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center

Cabarrus

Elliott Willingham

Rep. Larry Pittman

Military & Global Leadership Academy at M.G. Davis

Mecklenburg

Rosalind Jackson

Rep. Becky Carney

 
 

About the SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game

SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game is a curriculum-based program where student teams in grades 4-12 learn long-term saving and investing fundamentals by using a hypothetical brokerage account. The program serves 20,000 teachers and 700,000 students annually. Teachers receive grade-level specific curriculum guides, lesson plans and newsletters to incorporate the program into their core mathematics, social studies, business, economics and language arts programs. For more on the Stock Market Game please visit: www.stockmarketgame.org.

 About the North Carolina Council on Economic Education

The North Carolina Council on Economic Education was founded in 1970. NCCEE is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization working with K-12 teachers statewide to give our students a better understanding of economics and to prepare them for personal financial decision-making. With support from private businesses and foundations, the Department of Public Instruction, and the University of North Carolina system, NCCEE has been a tremendous example of an effective public-private partnership. More information on the NCCEE is available at www.nccee.org.

For more information please contact:
Sandy Wheat
North Carolina Council on Economic Education
3825 Barrett Dr., Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27609
866-606-2233
                        
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