Benton Middle School Students Take Part in Virtual Stock Market

 

benton middle 500

BENTON, Ky. (2/20/13) – Mrs. Taylor Childress- Edwards's seventh grade social studies classes at Benton Middle School participated in the stock market game.

The stock market game is a virtual stock market for students to put their "money" into various stocks around the world. Before students started this game they had to study words that were associated with the stock market. The students were visited by local Edward Jones financial advisor, Rich Hendrickson. Rich put the complicated terms of the stock market into student friendly terms to help them understand how the stock market works.
 
The students were divided into teams and went to the computer labs to put their "money" in stocks. They each started with $100,000. Each team decided on the stocks they were going to buy. The students also learned about the difficulties of buying and selling stocks when the stock market was shut down during Hurricane Sandy. The students did a very good job and one of the classes placed regionally.
 
The students that contributed to the winning team were: Tanner Hayes, Rocky Reese, Ian Timpe and Faith Gossum.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Kristy Meyer
Photo provided by Benton Middle School

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

1 DOW 16,102.38
-272.38 (-1.66%)    
2 S&P 1,921.22
-29.91 (-1.53%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,683.92
-49.58 (-1.05%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

Most Read This Week

September 04, 2015 20225

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 6863

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 6186

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
August 30, 2015 4042

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 3371

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 04, 2015 20225

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 12349

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 04, 2015 20225

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 2228

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - September 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 1155

One Injured when Motorcycle, SUV Collide

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 1066

Man Charged with Kidnapping 8-Year-Old Girl

by SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 964

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports – Sept. 3, 2015

by SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 907

TMS Automotive to Locate in Bowling Green

by SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 878

TVA Touts Progress of Combined Cycle Project

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 870

Ministry Reaches People from Region to Honduras

by Focus on Hopkins County
September 03, 2015 844

Nortonville New Water Treatment Plant Another…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 694

Gubernatorial Candidate Spot-on about Head Start

by SurfKY News