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BHS team places second in stock market competition

A team of two Burnsville High School students placed second among 1,464 teams in the Spring 2015 Stock Market Game sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.  

Jason Loher and Jared Sheridan
BHS juniors Jason Loher and Jared Sheridan are enrolled in a money management class taught by business education teacher Meggan Malone. As part of the class, Jason and Jared participated in the project-based simulation. Their stock in Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (EGRX) gave them the edge over the competition.
"Jason and Jared listened to our financial advisor advice and studied low and mid-cap stocks to invest in," said Malone. "They took some educated risks and they paid off."
Both students will be honored at BestPrep's Annual Luncheon right after the SMG Awards Ceremony on May 19. The annual luncheon will feature keynote speaker Kim Nelson, president of the General Mills Foundation and a senior vice president with General Mills.
The Stock Market Game™ (SMG) gives students in grades 4-12 a virtual $100,000 to invest in the stock market and learn about the economy firsthand on a local, national and even global scale. This experiential tool increases students’ financial literacy and emphasizes the importance of investing. Participating students gain a richer understanding of the U.S. economic system, current events and teamwork – skills necessary for future success.
The SMG is a flexible way to engage students in learning, incorporating multiple disciplines including social studies, math and language arts. The project-based style of the program teaches students skills such as teamwork, decision making and critical thinking.
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 08:57