WALSENBURG — The Colorado Council for Economic Education recognized four students from Peakview School and their teacher Bob Barber for their participation and excellence in the Colorado Stock Market Game Competition. First-place state winners include Tlalli Ordaz, Terrel Valdez and Heidi Spone. Courtney Bradsby was awarded a third-place certificate.
The students competed with 63 middle school teams across the state and are receiving personalized certificates and cash awards from the Colorado Council for Economic Education. Additionally, the following students placed third at the regional level. They include Destry Crockett, Elijah Valdez and Reece Quintana. The students will be recognized at a statewide ceremony, May 9 at 2 pm at the Denver Zoo.
According to Learning Point Associates which operates under a grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory authority (FINRA), the Stock Market Game has had a major impact on student achievement in mathematics and financial literacy testing.
Learning Point is a committed partner in providing high quality economic and financial education to Colorado students, and they have found that students who participated in the program significantly outperformed students who did not play the game on both math and financial literacy tests.
This marks the second year in a row that Bob Barber’s class placed first at the state level.