Cassidy, Lafayette teams regional leaders in Stock Market Game

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Two teams from Fayette County Public Schools are among the regional winners in the fall 2012 Stock Market Game (SMG), which develops leadership, negotiating and cooperation skills as students compete, according to a press release. The Lafayette and Cassidy teams will receive certificates and T-shirts, and they are invited to the spring awards banquet in Louisville.

The group from Lafayette – sophomores Kate Heinonen, Nathan Sendlein and Michael Takahashi – was the top high school team in the East region with a portfolio valued at $104,606. In the elementary/middle school division, the Cassidy team stood tall in the South region with its total of $103,180. These students, all from the fifth-grade Quest class, included Grace Cordle, McClaine Huffman, Isabel Pedersen and Sara Shadwick.

“They have loved this program and have learned so very much,” said Cassidy gifted and talented resource teacher Barbara Barr, who was assisted by parent volunteer Patrice Perlman.

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