Mary Lynch fifth graders learn skills through the stock market


John Verser

The top five raffle ticket sellers aid teacher Laurie Janicek in drawing names for raffle items Friday afternoon in the Mary Lynch Elementary School gym. Pictured, from left, are: Grace Murdoch, Cortney Holt, Chantel Mason, Thomas Muldoon, Katie Heeg and Janicek. For their efforts, the five will get to attend the state competition in Lincoln.

Bears and bulls are popular animals among fifth grade students at Mary Lynch Elementary School in Kimball.

The animals, which also double as stock market terms for bad and good markets, are just some of the things the students learn as part of the stock market competition sponsored by the Nebraska Economics Council.

The school is in its fifth year in the competition, and has done quite well. Mary Lynch teams have received 15 first, second or third place trophies in their first four years in the competition.

This fall, the three-member team of Azael Flores, West Nelson and Patrick Bruner to...

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