Two teams of students within the Baldwinsville Central School District placed in the top five in News Channel 9's Street Cents stock market competition, which ended on April 1.
Teacher Donald Rindfuss' fifth-grade class at Elden Elementary School won first place, beating 83 other teams to be declared stock market champions. Each team began the competition with $100,000 imaginary dollars to invest in the stock market. Rindfuss' team, The Stock Sharks, finished the competition in first place with a total of $113,679.27 in the students' portfolio.
Students are: Tyler Arnold, Trevor Betts, Michael Bourdon, Gabi Brown, Rob Brownell, Brooke Burlingame, Zachary Clark, Ryan Fletcher, Abby Hurd, Steven Kulak, Jessame Lavelle, Alex Leo, Nate Lonsdale, Kourtney Muck, Hiral Patel, Christian Peek, Shannon Perrotta, Chris Rushlow, Macie Shum, Colin Talty, Tyler Venturi, Ashley Walton and Spencer Woods.
The Bull and Bees, from Baker High School, came in fourth-place with a total of $109,918.66 in its portfolio. The team was made up of: Ray Bailey, Bryon Bisnett, Erin Brennan, Brandon Boyd, Ciara Ciampi, Devin Colclough, Roman Diamond, Zach Diller, John Feola, Ben Flaherty, Tony Gelormino, Hannah Gilbo, Ryan Gozzi, Ryan Gustin, Josh Hodgson, Shannon Keefe, Liz Keegan, Richy Kompf, Joey Kraus, John Krisanda, TJ Larson, Emily Merchant, Tim Myers, Zeb Parks, Tommy Ribblett, Ryan Rowe, Nate Russell, Josh Seib, Robbie Sharfstein, Kevin Shoemaker, Dan Stack, Kevin Thayer, Shadeem Thomas-Ford, Jacob Williams, Sam Williams and Jacob Worden.
The team competed under the supervision of teachers Gennaro D'Agostino and Eileen Lutz and teaching assistants Deb Ahearn, Terry Brown and Anne-Marie Gebrian.