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Stock Market Success For Minetto Fifth Graders

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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.

All of the Minetto Elementary School participants in the Stock Market Game proudly pose with the awards they received. They were joined by Minetto Elementary interim principal Donna Simmons (back left).Teacher Brian Haessig said, “We entered six teams, one boy’s team, and one girl’s team from each of the three math classes.  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.”

In the fall 2007, Minetto took two of the top three places.  The boy’s team from Marjorie Malone’s class took first place, and the boy’s team from Sue Jones’ class was the third place.

In the spring 2008 game, the girl’s team from Haessig’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.