Philo Junior High Student Tops in The Stock Market Game

Maxwell Paul, Philo Junior High School

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – More than 150 students from nine area school districts participated in The Stock Market Game, and a Philo Junior High student finished first in the area, second among all Middle School and Junior High students in the state, and fifth overall for all participating Ohio students. Maxwell Paul was able to add nearly $32,500 to his portfolio in about five-and-a-half months.

In all, 154 students from districts in the Muskingum Valley ESC region participated in The Stock Market Game. It is a program of the SIFMA Foundation and is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance. It is coordinated locally by the Muskingum Valley ESC’s Gifted Education Department with Park National Bank providing funding for all student licenses, so they could access the game.

“Park National Bank is proud to have sponsored The Stock Market Game in conjunction with Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center,” said Pat Nash, Regional President, Park National Bank. “We would like to congratulate all of the seventh and eighth grade students who represented districts from our area. We continue to be amazed by their skills and accomplishments. We wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors,” Nash said.

Students started September 26, 2022, with $100,000 to build a stock market portfolio, and results were tracked through April 14, 2023. The value of each student’s portfolio determined their rankings. The top 10 students from Muskingum Valley ESC districts include:

MVESC # MS/JHS # OVERALL # STUDENT DISTRICT PORTFOLIO VALUE
1 2 5 MAXWELL PAUL FRANKLIN LOCAL $132,468.10
2 3 9 KARSON KEHL RIVER VIEW $122,393.37
3 4 10 GRAY SEIBERT RIDGEWOOD $122,184.40
4 7 14 WYATT TYSINGER FRANKLIN LOCAL $118,638.17
5 8 17 KIRA HEPNER RIVER VIEW $117,289.30
6 9 19 MAGUIRE WERNTZ RIVER VIEW $116,873.55
7 10 20 AIDEN KESTERSON COSHOCTON $114,704.42
8 11 21 SOPHIA MONNIER RIVER VIEW $114,704-26
9 12 24 AIDEN WORTEL RIVER VIEW $113,499.13
10 13 25 TRISTAN HARTMEYER COSHOCTON $112,562.51

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