MINETTO, NY – The fifth grade math classes at Minetto Elementary School once again competed in the Stock Market Game, sponsored by the Syracuse Post Standard and LeMoyne College.
Teacher Brian Haessig said, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe entered six teams, one boyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s team, and one girlÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s team from each of the three math classes.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Each team is given an imaginary $100,000 to invest in stocks of their choosing. The winners are the teams that earn the most money on their investment over a ten week period. The top three teams in both the fall and spring games are honored each year.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
In the fall 2007, Minetto took two of the top three places.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The boyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s team from Marjorie MaloneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s class took first place, and the boyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s team from Sue JonesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ class was the third place.
In the spring 2008 game, the girlÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s team from HaessigÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s class was the first place finisher.
Both first place teams received plaques commemorating their achievements, while the third place team received a trophy.
Also, five members of each of the winning teams will receive a Stock Market Game Tee Shirt.