"Investing is not as difficult as it may seem"
Awards luncheon for the Fall 2017 SMG Winners
More than 110 student winners of the Fall 2017 Stock Market Game session were honored during
an awards luncheon at Verizon Arena on Jan. 10.
Feedback from the students showed that participation alone has its rewards. "We gained the confidence that will help us in the future when we invest in real money,” said Lauren Nagel, a high school student at Ozark High School, Franklin County. She and her team mate, Anna Grace Gibbons, won first place in the High School Division in Northwest Arkansas. She continued: “I have learned that overall, investing in the stock market is not as difficult as it may seem and it really can pay off in the end.”
More than 1,600 teams participated in the Fall 2017 session. The new year-round session is continuing, and the Spring 2018 session just started. We are grateful to our major financial sponsors for supporting this program: Arkansas Securities Department; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Central Arkansas Planning & Development Commission; D&R Hobbs LLC; Donors Choose; Lou Graham, Morgan Stanley; the Riceland Foundation and Stephens Inc. Thank you.