Stevens Forest pupils take 1st in stock market competition


June 25, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THERE WAS A stock market on Stevens Forest Road this past academic year. Mathematics teacher Nancy Mosedale was the adviser for an unusual project.

Shrewd investing (and a bit of luck) placed the Stevens Forest Elementary students in first place for the 1995 fall competition in the Maryland region. Each student received a framed award last month from the Maryland Board of Education at the Economic Awards Ceremony in Baltimore.

The students also were invited by Alex. Brown & Sons Vice President Michael Molloy to tour the company's trading floor.

The team of Kristina Campbell, Jessica Beroes-Dodson, Kyle McGehee, Michael Lottich and Kenny Gillespie began financial dealing with an imaginary $100,000. For 10 weeks, they invested on the New York, American and NASDAQ stock markets. They formulated decisions on the direction of markets and made buy and sell choices that were sent to Washington College, which transmitted them to California for computation.

Weekly statements compared their team with all state teams, and their mathematical calculations put them on top.

Pool activities

Manager Sara Uphouse invites Long Reach families to stop at Stonehouse in the Long Reach Village Center and pick up their tickets for one of the free pool parties the week of July 15 at the village's neighborhood pools.

Space is limited. Information: 730-8113.

Teen party

Ruth Bohse, Owen Brown Village manager, and the Columbia Teen Center in Oakland Mills invite village teens to come to a high school pool party at Dasher Green pool from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 16.

Registration: 381-0202.

Free concerts

The public is invited to bring chairs or blankets for seating while enjoying the free concerts every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in July at Lake Elkhorn in Owen Brown.

The concerts are sponsored by Kings Contrivance, Oakland Mills, Owen Brown and Long Reach community associations and will feature a children's favorite, Barry Wood, July 10; Jay Smar (bluegrass) on July 17; Channel One (country) on July 24; and Jason Wilson (contemporary) on July 31.

Stevens Forest PTA

Stevens Forest Elementary's new slate of Parent Teacher Association officers and committee officers has been elected, and members are planning another successful year. All parents are invited to volunteer to do their part in helping to organize PTA-sponsored activities. They may call or write to the school or if they know any of the officers and committee people, they can DTC give them their telephone number.

President is Steve Granek (second term); first vice president, Pam Foreman; secretary, Susan Bhuller; treasurer, Vicki Ballard; PTA delegates, Cassie Rademacher and Neal Willoughby. Committee chairs are Kathy Black, fund-raiser; Bill Arbelaez, cultural arts; Jean Rosenberg, hospitality; Steve Cummins, communications; Kathy Granfield, entertainment; and Judy Gottsagen, teacher representative.

Principal Bill Payne and Assistant Principal Cherryl Sage are also official board members.

Art videos

Columbia Art Center's free "Lunchtime Art Video Series" offers an interesting noon interlude to learn about famous artists. July's Saturday series includes: Monet and Cassatt, July 6; Bonnard, July 13; and Robert Bateman, July 20. Information: (410) 730-0075.

Pub Date: 6/25/96

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