Burlington High School students win Vermont Stock Market Game

first_imgA team of Burlington High School students earned more than $19,000 in ten weeks playing the Stock Market Game run by the Vermont Council on Economic Education (VCEE).Today, two Burlington students ‘ Felix Keydel and Mien Chau ‘ were announced as the official winners in the high school division of the Game and were recognized at an awards ceremony at the school at 1:30 pm.More than 400 Vermont high school students from 14 high schools and 230 elementary and middle school students from 15 schools participated in the fall 2010 Stock Market Game competition. Between October 4 and December 10, the winning students from Burlington High School turned an initial investment of $100,000 into $119,739. The 19 percent return on investment was more than double the Standard and Poor’s 500 average stock market gain.‘Any activity that gets a student watching the news, learning about the issues our leaders are facing, and generates conversation with their parents is great,’ said David Lamberti, a BHS economics teachers and the coach of the winning BHS team. ‘The SMG does all of that and it provides a great lesson in saving, diversifying, and protecting your wealth.The Stock Market Game, coordinated in Vermont by the Vermont Council on Economic Education, is an on-line teaching tool, which aims to educate Vermont students about personal finance at an early age so they are prepared to make smarter financial decisions and are less likely to have debt in the future.‘The Stock Market Game is one of many opportunities that Vermont teachers at all grade levels are using to teach their students about economic reasoning and financial literacy,’ said Art Woolf, executive director of VCEE. ‘The game, while played for only a few months, teaches students the value of long-term investing and how to balance long term gains with short term risk.’The Vermont Council on Economic Education (VCEE) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting economic education and literacy to Vermont students by providing economic instruction and resource materials to Vermont teachers at all grade levels in public and private schools. The Stock Market Game is a national game organized and run by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation. For more information about VCEE or about upcoming training sessions, contact Art Woolf at vcee@uvm.com(link sends e-mail).Source: VCEE. Wednesday, December 15, 2010’Burlington, Vermont ‘last_img read more

World Bank approves $250 million loan to support Indonesia’s COVID-19’s response

first_imgThe funds will also be used to prepare for future outbreaks of infectious diseases by improving the country’s reporting and surveillance systems.The primary beneficiaries of the program will be patients, especially those who are vulnerable and in high-risk populations, such as senior citizens and patients with chronic conditions, and healthcare providers. Read also: Explainer: Indonesia to finance coronavirus battle mostly through debt“We are proud to support the government of Indonesia’s COVID-19 response and its efforts to minimize the health, economic and social impacts of the pandemic, which is critical to its continued efforts to reduce poverty and protect the country’s human capital,” World Bank country director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste, Satu Kahkonen, said in the statement.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said Indonesia would utilize the funds to strengthen the nation’s capacity for preventing, testing and treating such diseases. “The government […] is utilizing all possible means to mitigate the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19.”The World Bank loan is one of several coordinated financing agreements Indonesia has made with several partners, including $250 million in co-financing from the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank and $250 million in parallel financing from the Islamic Development Bank.Topics : The World Bank has agreed to provide a US$250 million loan to support Indonesia’s COVID-19 response, the organization’s board of executive directors announced recently.According to a statement issued by the World Bank on Friday, the funds will go toward strengthening the country’s emergency response to the pandemic, including improving intensive care capacity, providing more personal protective equipment and improving the laboratory network and surveillance system.last_img read more

Greensburg Prevention Group needs survey responses

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — The Greensburg Prevention Group is asking adults within the city limits to complete a Community Perception Survey.The group will use the survey responses to determine what the city’s worst substance abuse issues are and how to address them.Survey questions include topics such as alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, heroin, and underage consumption.The Greensburg Prevention Group would like to receive 300 responses by April 30.last_img

Roth of Conway Springs makes 2014 Shrine Bowl team

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Ethan Roth, a 6-0, 255, senior, from Conway Springs was named to the 2014 Shrine Bowl.The Shrine Bowl only takes seniors and the first 22 of each team are chosen by the media, the others by the coaches. Only one player can be taken from each school.The Shrine Bowl will be played July 26 at Pittsburg State University. Roth will play for the west squad. No other Sumner County player made the Shrine Bowl list. People of interest: Michael Mason of Mulvane and Logan Mays of Winfield were named to the team.last_img read more