Maryknoll seniors Christine Chye, Kotaro Fukusato, and Blessie Saoit recently won first place in the aggressive growth division of the Hawaii Stock Market Simulation and first in the state for earning the highest return on their investment portfolio. The students grew their portfolio from $100,000 to $140,251.78, and were each awarded a $50 gift card of their choice.
The Hawaii Stock Market Simulation is a 10-week long competition that allows students to learn about investing and portfolio management by buying and selling stocks at real-time prices with virtual money. The competition is run by the Hawaii Council on Economic Education, an organization that seeks to increase economic and financial literacy of Hawaii's students and residents.
Maryknoll economics teacher, Kit-U Wong, has incorporated the Hawaii Stock Market Simulation into her course for the past several years.
Pictured: Denise Esposito, Executive Director for HCEE, poses with students Christine Chye, Kotaro Fukusato, and Blessie Saoit.