The SIFMA and the SIFMA Foundation announced recently a team of students from North Little Rock High School on placing fifth in the national 10th annual SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game known as "Capitol Hill Challenge" . The team, as part of the Top 10 ranking teams, will be recognized at an Awards Reception in Washington, DC on June 19.

Students from North Little Rock High School-West Campus produced a portfolio value of $173,247.85 and a return of over 64 percent. Participating team members include: Christian Bryant, Darrion Rash’ad and Alishe’ah Sockwell. They were instructed by Michael Huels and represented Sen. John Boozman (R) during this year’s Challenge.

This 14-week competition among teams of high school students organized by Congressional district and state is a special version of the Stock Market Game where the student teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds while simultaneously learning the value of saving and investing as they work together to maximize the return of their portfolio.

The competition uses the curriculum-based Stock Market Game, a program of the SIFMA Foundation, to help students develop a better understanding of the global economy, strengthen their personal financial skills and improve their knowledge of math, economics and business.