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Middle school students place second and third in stock market competition

two students hold business section of the newspaper and smile at cameraTwo members of the RCS Middle School Stock Market Club, Maria Morrow and Lauryn Reville, placed in the top three of students in a state-wide (excluding Long Island) stock market competition. The competition gave students an imaginary sum of $100,000 to spend how they see fit on stocks.

Morrow and Reville then monitored those stocks from September until the end of April competing with students across the state throughout the process. They learned important skills such as when it is best to buy or sell, and how to manage money and their portfolio.

“It’s a great way for students to get their feet wet into a “real-world” economic situation,” club advisor Erin Sawyer said.
The club also discussed current trends and events that can impact stocks.