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Senator Collins Meets Raymond Middle School Students Who Ranked 8th out of 4,000 Teams Across the Country in a Financial Literacy Challenge

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins met a group of five 5th grade students from Jordan-Small Middle School in Raymond this week. The students won the trip to Washington, D.C., for finishing 8th in the SIFMA Foundation’s 14th Annual Stock Market Game.

The Jordan-Small Middle School students, Lucas Oldershaw, Jacob Goslant, Noah Mains, Brian Mank, and Brandon Mank, were accompanied by their teacher, Jack Fitch. Of this year’s top 10 finalists, the Jordan-Small students were the only middle school team and the only team from New England. Only two other teams from Maine have previously qualified to compete in the Capitol Hill Challenge.

“I am so proud of these students for ranking 8th out of 4,000 teams across the country,” said Senator Collins. “I was delighted to meet with them and congratulate them on their impressive achievement. It was evident that they learned a great deal not only about the stock market, but about teamwork as well. I know that these skills will serve them well in their very bright futures, and I look forward to hearing about their future accomplishments.”

The SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game is a 14-week financial literacy program in which teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and learn the value of capital markets. The teams compete against other schools to maximize their investment portfolios.

The top ten teams of 2017 are as follows:

1. Montgomery Area High School, PA
2. York Community High School, IL
3. International Academy, MI
4. South Point High School, NC
5. Earl L. Vandermeulen High School, NY
6. Normal Community High School, IL
7. Parkview High School, GA
8. Jordan-Small Middle School, ME
9. Kinsley Jr/Sr High School, KS
10. Dinuba High School, CA