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Stock Brokers In Training

Students from Powells Lane again won the Stock Market game, sponsored by The Association of Security Dealers. Pupils from Iraida Bodre’s fifth grade dual language class under the direction of Pat Yula won both the fall and spring Stock Market Games. As a result of the students winning, they went to Molloy College and joined with teams from other school districts to present their winning strategies as well as to receive individual medals, certificates and a banner for their schools.

Participating teams from many Long Island schools receive $100,000 in play money to construct their own portfolios. The game runs for a period of ten weeks during the fall and spring seasons. The following students came in first place in the fall and the spring games: Dennys Amaya, Melanie Bravo, Erick Cruz, Nakyah Dockery, Ana Escamilla, Junior Mercado Ponce, and Brian Ponce.

The Stock Market Game is the centerpiece of a Financial Success Curriculum developed by Yula. The main tenants of this curriculum stress the importance of earning money, spending it wisely, saving a portion of those earnings, and ultimately investing those savings for the long term.    

“The students who participate in the games learn how to work in a team. Together they conduct research, interpret and evaluate their findings and come to agreements on investment choices. These skills will prove to be essential in many areas of life,” Bodre said.

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


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