TA Students Rise Up To Market Challenge
The winning team included seniors Gabino Cruz-Hernandez, Davey Stone, Joshua Varner, all members of Chris Noll’s math class at TA.
The challenge asks students to buy and sell stocks with virtual money. In a 10-month window, the students turned $100,000 of computer money into $117,400.
The students also paired with Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, to be part of the first-ever General Assembly Challenge. They placed first out of 15 teams, which were also paired with delegates.
Only legislators on education-related committees were asked to participate this year. Landes is a member of the House of Delegates education committee.
The students will be recognized at the end of the month at a statewide awards ceremony in Richmond.
“I have been impressed with how well you did as a team,” Landes told the students, according to a press release. “The most important thing is the valuable real-world experiences you have gained.”
The TA team was trained using resources from James Madison University’s Center for Economic Education, one of nine university-based centers affiliated with the Virginia Council on Economic Education.
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