Online Trading Academy Honors Stock Market Game Teachers

Denver, CO, May 11, 2011 - Online Trading Academy of Colorado honored three top Stock Market Game teachers in Colorado by granting them each a scholarship for a 2-day Investing Course valued at $1,995. The teachers were honored and given this course scholarship on May 11, 2011 at the Colorado Council for Economic Education’s Stock Market Game Awards program held at the Denver Zoo. The teachers will attend their course July 9-10, 2011 at Online Trading Academy in Castle Rock along with 17 other students.

The three teachers honored are: Loretta Gonzales from Thomas Jefferson High School, Bob Barber from Peakview School, and Catherine Ryan from Place Bridge Academy School. Their student teams from grades 4 – 12 earned their own awards for placing either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the 2010-2011 competition. The Stock Market Game helps children learn personal financial literacy skills, specifically investing in special class sessions held by teachers trained to facilitate the Game. In Colorado, over 4,000 students and 1,500 teachers and coaches participated in the fall 2010 and spring 2011 Game. One team earned 52% on its $100,000 virtual investment portfolio, and several teams exceeded 30% returns.

In 2009, Online Trading Academy selected the non-profit Colorado Council for Economic Education ( as one of its primary charitable organizations to support. Online Trading Academy raises funds for CCEE, makes cash contributions itself, provides awards of courses and CDs to students and teachers, and gives in-kind support to help the Stock Market Game thrive. CCEE’s mission and that of Online Trading Academy are very compatible, both seeking to improve financial literacy and help individuals attain better financial results in their families.

The public can request a free pass for a half-day course worth $500 at Online Trading Academy Colorado by calling 303-325-2776 or visiting

About Online Trading Academy

Irvine, California-based Online Trading Academy is a global network of financial education centers focused on teaching students the art of trading since June of 1997. Online Trading Academy offers instruction in physical classrooms and online; in multiple asset classes including Stocks, Options, Forex and Futures. Online Trading Academy offers professional instruction from experienced industry professionals, as well as a wide array of beneficial home study materials to supplement classroom study. Over 200,000 investors have experienced Online Trading Academy’s Education with classroom locations that include: Irvine, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Toronto, London, Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai and many more with plans to open a financial education center in Jakarta in 2011. For more information, visit

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