Goretti senior takes first place for region in Stock Market Game Spring 2012 challenge

May 27, 2012
  • Wroblewski

Clarence Wroblewski of St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown took first place for the western region of the Maryland Council on Economic Education’s Stock Market Game Spring 2012 challenge. 

Wroblewski, a senior, participated in the game as part of his honors economics class.

“I tried to invest in the companies that not only appealed to me financially but also appealed to my interests,” Wroblewski said.

Goretti’s economics instructor, Ida DeGraw, expressed her excitement for his accomplishment.

“Clarence really embraced the purpose of this program, which is to help students begin to understand how the stock market works,” DeGraw said.

“He applied himself and we’re truly proud of his accomplishment.”

The game is played on the Internet and everything is managed online.

DeGraw said she requires each student in the honors economics class to participate in the game, but requires them to play individually.

Students research the stock market and learn about bonds, mutual funds and how to predict which way the stocks will go based on outside factors.


Each student began the game with $100,000 in virtual money and Wroblewski  placed first after finishing with the most money at the end of the game.

The Maryland Council on Economic Education holds four sessions (fall, spring, yearlong and noncompetitive) each year for all high schools in Maryland.

Wroblewski received a medal and certificate from the Maryland Council on Economic Education for his accomplishment. 

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