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B-L Elementary students win first place in Stock Market Game

Batesburg-Leesville, SC - A group of students in Mrs. Freiburger’s fourth grade class recently participated in a ten-week stock exchange contest and placed first out of 166 other teams in the elementary school division.

The team, which named themselves the Purple Panthers, started with $100,000 in pretend funds that they could invest. Using a variety of math, language arts, economics, social studies and research skills, the team “bought and sold” stocks. Netflix turned out to be their most profitable stock, giving the team an extra $7,559.24 in income. At the end of the game, the Purple Panthers finished with $108,335.39, earning themselves not only a first place spot in the elementary division, but also a ninth place finish out of all of the 1,089 teams.

The Stock Market Game is a product of the SIFMA Foundation, which is an educational organization dedicated to fostering students’ knowledge of financial markets.

Pictured from left to right are Vanessa Coleman, Roslyn Eargle, Ja'Quan Corley, Korbyn Abney-Jackson and Mrs. Megan Freiburger.

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