Students recognized at MCEE awards luncheon


Photo courtesy of Jean Marx

Hunter Selzer, Staff Writer

This past school year has been a productive one for Business Chairman Kurt Marx, who teaches economics at Stephen Decatur High School, with three state winners and one regional winner in the well-known Stock Market Game. There are over 800 teams across the United States and the game has grown to be a highly competitive event. Stephen Decatur students sophomore Billy Fisher, sophomore Ian Ramnarian, and junior Chris Kaufman all placed first in the state of Maryland. Following in their footsteps was sophomore Johnny Hofman, a student athlete who finished in the top of the region.  

In the Stock Market Game, each student is figuratively given ten thousand dollars and is allotted a certain amount of time. They must use this time to invest the money they have received into stocks such as AMEX and NASDAQ. The goal of the game is to have the most amount of money in the end. 

On May 15, the four winners attended Towson University in Baltimore Maryland and were recognized for their achievement with lunch, official banners, and the CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric answering questions from the students to be able to further improve the student’s knowledge about investing.