5th-graders win investment game

EDUCATION NOTES

June 10, 2007

Two fifth-graders at Lake Shore Elementary School have been honored for placing first in the state in the Stock Market Game for young investors at Towson State University on May 31.

Camden LaMarsh and Kyle Reandeau made up one of several teams at Lake Shore Elementary participating in the game, which was sponsored by the Maryland Council on Economic Education.

Each team was given a virtual account of $100,000. Over a 10-week period, students bought and sold stocks while watching the trends and daily closes of the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq.

Camden and Kyle invested most of their money in Rosetta Resources, which acquires and develops land in North America for oil production. The boys got an 11.9 percent return on their investment.

The Lake Shore team of fourth-graders Sydney Smith and Riley Williams finished fourth. They, along with Drew Williams and Kyle, have signed up for the Summer Stock Market Game. Drew Williams took first place in the region last year.

The team of John Henderson and Josh Keiple won first place in the Southeast Region of Maryland/D.C. by investing in IBM. Josh also placed second in the Southeast Region by investing in Macquarie Infrastructure Trust.

Bodkin Elementary gets `green' honor

Bodkin Elementary School in Pasadena was among 27 new Maryland Green Schools recently recognized by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education.

Davidsonville Elementary School was chosen from among 15 schools re-certified in a ceremony at the Community College of Baltimore County's Catonsville campus.

This year, more Maryland Green Schools were named than in any other year since the program's inception in 1999. The Green Schools program incorporates local environmental issue investigation and professional development with environmental best management practices and community stewardship.

AACC's '70s classes to reunite Saturday

Those who attended Anne Arundel Community College in the 1970s are invited to a reunion for the classes of the 1970s Saturday at the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

Sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc., the reunion will begin at 5 p.m. with campus tours. A buffet dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and acoustic hits of the '70s will be performed by the band Sparks, Raymond and McCoy. Two of the band members are AACC alumni. Ed Sparks of Glen Burnie is a member of the Class of 1975, and Steve McCoy of Arnold is a member of the Class of 1984.

Guests are invited to share photos from the '70s with the Alumni Office staff. E-mail rehendry@aacc.edu with photos.

The reunion is free, but reservations are required.

Information: 410-777-2709 or alumni@aacc.edu.

Archbishop Spalding to hold all-star game

The Archbishop Spalding Alumni All-Star Basketball Game will be held at 7 p.m. June 23 in the new gymnasium at the school, 8080 New Cut Road in Severn.

Admission is $5 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the alumni scholarship fund.

Information: Kristen Koehler at 410-969-9105 ext. 256 or KoehlerK@archbishopspalding.org.

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