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May 29, 2007 > Savvy Searles Elementary 'investors' honored

Savvy Searles Elementary 'investors' honored

Submitted By Rick LaPlante

Union City's own Searles Elementary School students were among those honored last week in San Francisco as winners in the Stock Market Game, a nationwide educational program based on a simulation of the stock market. Teams of students from Vince Rosato's fifth-grade class finished First and Second in the Fall Competition, and First and Third in the Spring Competition. The students attended an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle.

In the Stock Market Game, teams of fourth through twelfth-grade students hypothetically invest $100,000 in the stock market and chart their progress against other teams. Students learn about "ownership, companies, economic sectors, saving money, capitalism in general, the impact of world events on markets, and various other real life and financial literacy skills," Mr. Rosato said.

The game is sponsored by investment firm, Merrill Lynch.

Searles Elementary winners
Fall First Place
Karen Cisneros, Amy Tolbertson, Yovani Linares, EdwinSaucedo, Angela Valdivia, Emmanuel Pacheco

Fall Second Place
AnalynneMadrid, Francisco Sierra, Moises Gonzalez, Ashley DeLaVega, RomeiVelasco

Spring First Place
Analynne Madrid, Kendra Marsh, AshleyDeLaVega, Edwin Saucedo, Yovani Linares

Spring Third Place
AlexisMota, Ricardo Gonzalez, Amy Tolbertson, Moises Gonzalez, Victoria Sandoval, Dominique Holmes

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