From Harford County Public Schools:
Bakerfield Elementary School is pleased to announce that fifth grader Xiara Ford is the first place winner at the state level for the InvestWrite Program. InvestWrite, an innovative national writing competition produced by The Stock Market Game program, adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom. Xiara wrote an essay about how her stock market team chose a stock in their portfolio to invest in for the fall 2009 game. Xiara is in Mrs.Gray/Mrs.Gyolai’s Stock Market Group.
Xiara will receive an official certificate and $50 Series EE Savings Bond at an awards ceremony on May 19th.
The Stock Market GameTM (SMG) is an educational simulation that teaches about the stock markets, the American economic system and the global economy. Participants develop skills in math, language arts, research and critical thinking, while building and maintaining a stock portfolio. SMG is used in grades four through 12, college courses, and by those who seek to learn more about investing. Since 1977, more than eight million students have participated in this national program.