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Tupelo Students Win National Challenge

Thursday, June 6, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Riley
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A team of 6th grade students from Milam Elementary in the Tupelo Public School District has won the 16th Annual Stock Market Game Capitol Hill Challenge.  The team was led by their teacher, Nancy Barrett.  This 14-week challenge organizes teams of public middle and high school students by congressional district and state and teaches the importance of saving and sinvesting, while simultaneously promoting a better understanding of our government. Teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and learn the value of the capital markets as they work together to diversify across asset classes and maximize the return of their portfolios.  Milam’s team won an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, and will be honored at a reception on Capitol Hill next Monday. Congratulations, Milam Elementary!