Governor’s Challenge 2023

We at the Mary Washington University Center for Economic Education would like to cordially invite your classes to participate in the 2023 Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance hosted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education. We look forward to your possible participation in this program and cannot wait to see your and your students' success in the areas of Economics and Personal Finance. Registration is live and the online round of competition begins March 6th.  At your earliest convenience, please take a moment to review the details of the challenge via the link above and the attached flyers.  While registration is open, please note that the links for Nationals are currently being updated.  For current information regarding Nationals please see the following websites: and As always, there is no charge for your students to participate in … [Read more...]

Fall 2022 Stock Market Game Winners

The University of Mary Washington Center of Economic Education partakes in the Stock Market Game (SMG) through the Virginia Counsel of Economic Education. The Stock Market Game is a game that teaches younger students (grades 4-12) how to save/invest using stocks/bonds. During the game students compete by investing $100,000 in an online portfolio. The Stock Market Game also helps introduce students to the world of economics. Congratulations to all the Fall 2022 Stock Market Game UMW region winners! The regional high schools top 3 rankings were swept by Culpeper County High School, all advised by Mrs. Tewari. A special congratulations to the team members of VA_18_zz456, who came in first place and ended the game with a total equity of $104,430.59. Team VA_18_zz508 and team VA_18_zz457 placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. Our middle school winner is Team VA_18_5558 out of Marsteller Middle School, advised by Ms. Atkins, who ended the game with a total equity of $104, 023.42! Dr. Fry … [Read more...]