Fifty Brookfield Middle School eighth-grade students will participate in the Capitol Hill Challenge, a stock market game in which teams of five students are given a hypothetical $100,000 to invest in stocks, bonds and other investment vehicles.
Brookfield, which was chosen by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan to participate, will compete against teams from all over the country, and the top performers win a trip to Washington D.C. in June.
Teacher Brad Harnett is coordinating the challenge for Brookfield. The challenge runs from Feb. 3 to May 8.
“It’s a great carryover from the financial literacy class they take as seventh-graders,” said Principal Craig Boles.