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Wyandotte High School Places 2nd in Four-State Stock Market Game

posted May 1, 2015, 6:10 AM by Cameron Royster

Students in Mrs. Johnson’s high school Financial Literacy class took 2nd place in the Stock Market Game sponsored by The Joplin Globe and Edward Jones Investments. Teams from schools across the four state area competed.

Teams entered the game in March by selecting five stocks. Each team began the game with $10,000 in hypothetical stocks and could trade twice during the eight week game. Each portfolio consisted of stocks that are published in the Joplin Globe. Students tracked the progress of their stocks weekly and learned about investment strategies in class.

The top five teams were awarded cash prizes. Wyandotte’s Personal Financial Literacy class won $125 in the contest.

“I am so proud of these students,” said Mrs. Johnson. “They worked hard to select their stocks and each week they were excited to see if their investment had grown. This was a wonderful learning opportunity for our student.”

Pictured (Front from left to right):  Steven House, Casey Jones, Raven Walters, Makenna Rhoades. 2nd Row: Amber Garrett, Stormy Page, Aranda Nair, Kayauna Swenson.

Back row: Dillon Browning, Brian O’Dell, Cora Baldwin, Mason Shadwick. Not pictured are Kyle French and Mikaela Payton.