Last I’ll follow up on this, for those that cared. I got an email from my son’s school today awarding him the title in the statewide Stock Market Game.
Here’s what it had to say…
In my College and Career Awareness classes during 3rd term, we entered a Stock Market game that is a statewide competition. Out of 1068 teams, our school took 1st place in the entire state, and “Da Ballerz” were the winning team. Jaxon and his teammates Nick, Jayson, and Kayden make up Da Ballerz. Over 2 months of investing, they took and initial investment of $100,000 and ended up with a portfolio worth $123,923.06.
As statewide winners, they have been invited to attend a really nice dinner and awards ceremony on May 12 from Noon-2:00. It will be located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City. They are allowed to bring 2 people with them (parents, grandparents, etc). They will be asked to give a short 1-2 minute speech about what they learned and how they approached the game. They will also receive a plaque and some other prizes. I’ve been there before, and it’s a very nice dinner and event. It’s a real honor to be able to attend. I will be there as well as Mr. Whitaker, our principal, and one of our district administrators.
I’m attaching more information that I am also sending home with the boys. Will you please look it over and let me know if you’ll be able to attend and who all will be coming. They would like to have names for the tables and a count of how many will be there for the dinner. There will also be media there, potentially newspapers and TV. That’s why they would like a signed media release. I would appreciate it if you could let me know by May 1.
Congratulations on this great accomplishment.
It’s a shame I couldn’t advise him on selecting a more suitable team name for this event. I’ll make sure in his speech that he refers to himself as “Da Ballerz.”