Fall Winners are in for The Stock Market Game!

On Friday, January 22nd The Stock Market Game (SMG) celebrated the winners of the fall 2015 session. Wells Fargo Advisors, the lead sponsor for SMG, hosted BestPrep and the winning teams over lunch at The Wells Fargo Tower in downtown Minneapolis. Students came from all over the state to be recognized for their astute investing.

From September 14th to December 18th, more than 1,250 teams (3,500+ students!) from around the state invested $100,000 of virtual money in the stock market. The three teams with the highest valued portfolios in each division (high school, middle school, and elementary school) at the end of the trading period were invited to the celebration in Minneapolis.

This year’s fall winners hailed from across Minnesota, showing BestPrep’s ability to impact students throughout the state.

Fall 2015 winning teams:

High School Division

  1. Owatonna High School – $127,483.12
    Teacher: Tate Cummins
    Students: Nolan Malo, Clare Keltto, Savannah Brown, Tiana Blazek
  2. Browerville Secondary – $127,123.99
    Teacher: Denise Olander
    Students: Sam Leraas, Corydon Martin
  3. Falls Secondary, International Falls – $123,133.26
    Teacher: Charlie Anderson
    Student: Ben Keeney

Middle School Division

  1. Minnetonka East Middle School, Minnetonka – $111,153.60
    Teacher: Deborah Zachman
    Students: Cody Bibeau, Jacob Mostoller
  2. Willow River Secondary, Willow River – $105,440.79
    Teacher: Melissa Johnson
    Student: Kyle Youngberg 3.
  3. St. John the Baptist School, New Brighton – $105,295.27
    Teacher: Stephen Steffl
    Students: Keith Sorenson, Adam Pearson

Elementary School Division

  1. DaVinci Academy, Blaine – $104,330.86
    Teacher: Brian Mueggenberg
  2. DaVinci Academy, Blaine – $102,236.75
    Teacher: Brian Mueggenberg
  3. DaVinci Academy, Blaine – $101,305.43
    Teacher: Brian Mueggenberg

BestPrep thanks Wells Fargo Advisors, Allianz Life, Minnesota Security Dealers Association, Thrivent Financial, RBC Wealth Management, Wells Fargo and Xcel Energy whose support makes it possible for all Minnesota teachers and students to participate in SMG at no cost.

To learn more about SMG, visit our website. You can also visit the national website at www.stockmarketgame.org.