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Taneytown Students Earn 2nd Place in Stock Market Game

Release Date: 5/18/2010 11:53:05 AM

A team of three students at Taneytown Elementary School has won second place in the Morgan Stanley Team Division of the Stock Market Spring Game. The three fifth grade students – Jared Harless, Will Hornby, and Tucker Schmidt – will be recognized at the Maryland Council on Economic Education Awards Program to be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Timonium.
Gifted and talented resource teacher Betty Bloomfield advised two teams from Taneytown Elementary and two from Runnymede Elementary School. The students spent 15 weeks in gifted and talented classes learning about topics including how to invest money, analyze data and company portfolios, and diversify an investment portfolio. The team was given $100,000 to invest in the New York Stock Exchange. The students dealt in real time as they bought and sold stocks and mutual funds.
Approximately 217 teams from the elementary, middle, and high school levels competed against each other in this authentic math experience.

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