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Alexandria High School Freshman Snags First Place at GMU Stock Market Game™ with Gains of almost 13%

Bishop Ireton’s Courtney Quinn Takes First Spot 

Courtney Quinn ’22

Alexandria, VA – The George Mason University Region of the fall Stock Market Game announced on Monday, December 17 that Bishop Ireton student Courtney Quinn ’22 won 1st place with a portfolio value that finished 12.78% above the S & P 500 Growth Index. Out of 784 teams in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Courtney finished at # 16. She will be honored in May at the Economic Education Awards ceremony held at George Mason University.

The Stock Market Game™ is an online education program used to help teach math, social studies, business, economics, and language skills while learning about the stock market and how to invest wisely. Students in grades 4-12 participate in teams and manage a simulated investment portfolio. During each session, student teams compare the performance of their portfolios with other teams in Virginia and their region.

About Bishop Ireton: Bishop Ireton High School, a Catholic preparatory high school located in historic Alexandria, Virginia, began its proud heritage of academic excellence in 1964. As a Salesian community of learning, Bishop Ireton is dedicated to the educational and spiritual formation of young men and women, challenging them to Advance Always in scholarship, service, and in the love of God and one another. The school is accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and AdvancED.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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