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Published: Tuesday, 4/10/2012

Byrnedale, B.G. teams exceed $50,000 mark, stay in top spots

BY KRIS TURNER
BLADE BUSINESS WRITER

Two teams in The Blade's School Stock Contest surpassed the $50,000 mark during the ninth week of the competition.

The portfolios of Yngmny and BOOM have grown more than 25 percent since the contest began. By contrast, the Dow Jones industrial average grew 1.5 percent during the same period.

But if other stocks perform well over the next three weeks, other teams could be strong contenders for the top two spots, said Matthew Faltys, vice president of Fifth Third Bank of Northwest Ohio, a contest co-sponsor.

"It was stock-picking that drove it, especially when you look at the market last week," he said, referring to the Dow's 152-point drop. "We may see a little bit of volatility in the next few weeks as companies start to announce earnings. Some companies may buck the trend."

Yngmny stayed in first place with a portfolio of $50,859.88.

The team of seventh-grade girls at Toledo's Byrnedale Elementary has stock in Apple Inc., Aeropostale Inc., Priceline.com Inc., and Amazon.com Inc.

The portfolio of BOOM, from Bowling Green High School, rose to $50,502.36 and it stayed in second place. It has Pentair Inc., Terra Nitrogen Co. LP, and Ross Stores Inc., and Apple.

"We won it a couple years ago, and I always tell my students the possibility to do well is there," said Ron Nickey, who teaches the team in a practical finance class at Bowling Green.

A total of 153 teams from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are competing in the 12-week contest, which ends April 27.

Participants were given a hypothetical $40,000 to allocate evenly among four stocks worth at least $5 a share. Teams were allowed to exchange their stocks once, on March 16. The team with the biggest portfolio at the end of the 12 weeks wins and will receive $250 for the students and $250 for the school at the end of the contest.

Second place will receive $250 for the school, and third place gets $100 for the school.

The contest is sponsored by The Blade's Newspaper in Education program, Fifth Third Bank, and the University of Toledo, which calculates the results.

Stocker, a team of sixth graders at St. Pius X in Toledo, fell to fourth place from third, taking it out of the top three for the first time. It had been in first place all but three weeks of the contest.

It has stock in Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., Fusion-io Inc., Under Armour Inc., and Apple.

"They were just so ecstatic about being up there for so long," said Cathie Ujvagi, who teaches the students. "I'm sure they'll be down knowing they are not in the top three. We have posted this in the hallway every week, parents have been calling in, and people in the community have been rallying behind us."

The team was knocked out of third place by raid5, from Arbor Hills Junior High School in Sylvania, which was in fourth place last week. Its portfolio has Google Inc., Atlas Energy LP, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., and Apple.

"They know to be cautious and not to brag," said Mary McCoy, who teaches the students in a math class.

Contact Kris Turner at: kturner@theblade.com or 419-724-6103.


The standings after Week 9 of The Blade’s School Stock Contest, with team name, school, and current portfolio value. (Teams started with $40,000.):

1. Yngmny, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $50,859.88

2. BOOM, Bowling Green High, $50,502.36

3. raid5, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $49,203.54

4. Stocker, St. Pius X, Toledo, $48,730.15

5. Gop1, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $47,946.35

6. Bop1, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $47,754.36

7. THEGAME, Springfield High, Holland, $47,384.31

8. Unknown, Whitmer High, Toledo, $47,308.44

9. JNBGHS, Bowling Green High, $47,269.73

10. BIG, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $46,799.13

11. Trojans, Whitmer High, Toledo, $46,576.02

12. Brokers, Franciscan Academy, Sylvania, $46,541.83

13. Buzkill, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $46,468.33

14. Bankbro, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $46,409.71

15. Titan, Bowling Green High, $46,331.27

16. AWAYNE, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $45,914.74

17. 4daWin, Whitmer High, Toledo, $45,856.53

18. Scott03, Scott High, Toledo, $45,756.34

19. Scott02, Scott High, Toledo, $45,722.44

20. Scott01, Scott High, Toledo, $45,582.04

21. OUTLAWZ, Springfield High, Holland, $45,516.29

22. WHTHINS, Springfield High, Holland, $45,413.24

23. BABKAT, Whitmer High, Toledo, $45,407.93

24. Bobcat, Bowling Green High, $45,394.89

25. GTL, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $45,295.26

26. Wbuffet, Northview High, Sylvania, $45,253.95

27. NikeElf, Whitmer High, Toledo, $45,233.78

28. MOOM, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $45,184.78

29. A Team, St. John the Baptist, Toledo, $45,156.73

30. portals, Christ the King, Toledo, $45,082.25

31. 2BSkinE, Whitmer High, Toledo, $44,822.07

32. tontos, Bowling Green High, $44,741.19

33. bramrod, Bowling Green High, $44,680.47

34. TeAm_24, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $44,534.80

35. ARO2NEE, Christ the King, Toledo, $44,452.89

36. swagger, St. John the Baptist, Toledo, $44,280.01

37. Cashflo, Bowsher High, Toledo, $44,207.30

38. khakbow, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $44,205.40

39. Aces, Whitmer High, Toledo, $44,196.10

40. eatdirt, Bowling Green High, $44,062.05

41. JUMPMAN, Whitmer High, Toledo, $43,979.49

42. Austin, Bowling Green High, $43,938.03

43. YOLO, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $43,920.85

44. SupaHot, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $43,763.54

45. Gradeup, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $43,683.06

46. YMCMB, Christ the King, Toledo, $43,615.47

47. KINO, Park Elementary, Swanton, $43,525.14

48. WHITM3R, Whitmer High, Toledo, $43,387.28

49. JB, Bowling Green High, $43,326.09

50. COWBELL, Springfield High, Holland, $43,305.36

51. Teamwow, St. John the Baptist, Toledo, $43,250.14

52. SAVAGE, Springfield High, Holland, $43,238.28

53. 2GOOD4U, Perrysburg Jr., Perrysburg, $43,154.96

54. Purple, Holy Trinity, Swanton, $43,026.68

55. Ramrod, Bowling Green High, $42,822.39

56. Jedis, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $42,739.00

57. CashDog, Franciscan Academy, Sylvania, $42,610.05

58. HTGRF, Bowling Green High, $42,522.45

59. gr8apes, Park Elementary, Swanton, $42,478.89

60. MuniBag, Fallen Timbers Middle, Whitehouse, $42,458.26

61. 0Cool, Bowsher High, Toledo, $42,445.74

62. Number1, Franciscan Academy, Sylvania, $42,402.40

63. Leco, Bowling Green High, $42,357.38

64. Wercool, Hicksville Middle, Hicksville, $42,350.26

65. Dninjas, Rossford Jr., Rossford, $42,278.62

66. Dragons, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $42,273.45

67. BADMEAT, Rossford Jr., Rossford, $42,229.27

68. Gr8Kiwi, Park Elementary, Swanton, $42,210.83

69. MINA, Bowling Green High, $42,172.54

70. STOXRUS, Pike Delta York Middle, Delta, $42,153.87

71. BGHS72, Bowling Green High, $42,138.06

72. NVstock, Northview High, Sylvania, $42,133.29

73. seasick, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $42,121.44

74. Twebeks, Hicksville Middle, Hicksville, $42,106.95

75. THEFBI, Springfield High, Holland, $41,972.58

76. ABADOJI, Springfield High, Holland, $41,931.90

77. LRMDKI3, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $41,899.75

78. Watcher, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $41,864.14

79. Corndog, St. John the Baptist, Toledo, $41,824.01

80. Que, Perrysburg Jr., Perrysburg, $41,690.79

81. Lucky, Bowling Green High, $41,655.90

82. Furples, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $41,632.56

83. Goteam, Bowling Green High, $41,626.06

84. toocute, Whitmer High, Toledo, $41,614.30

85. BACE, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $41,546.87

86. Lexicon, Northview High, Sylvania, $41,319.97

87. ZACKOPS, Bowling Green Christian Academy, Bowling Green, $41,311.51

88. smlykat, Bowling Green High, $41,298.92

89. WAFFLES, Bowling Green High, $41,252.58

90. NasdaqU, Fallen Timbers Middle, Whitehouse, $41,224.27

91. Cash-os, Northview High, Sylvania, $41,194.39

92. TBJMLM, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $41,158.86

93. aquagod, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $41,040.72

94. longsh, Bowling Green High, $41,006.21

95. JHN316, Bowling Green High, $40,860.53

96. StackZ, Bowsher High, Toledo, $40,782.67

97. Zazzers, Hicksville Elementary, Hicksville, $40,763.12

98. Goham, Bowling Green High, $40,679.18

99. stoklyf, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $40,638.39

100. CAT, Bowling Green High, $40,473.49

101. Depo, Bowling Green High, $40,462.76

102. stiltz, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $40,458.38

103. cashflw, Northview High, Sylvania, $40,455.75

104. YEAH4X, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa lake, $40,439.29

105. dino, Bowling Green High, $40,330.22

106. UMAdBR0, Springfield High, Holland, $40,174.08

107. Team BG, Bowling Green High, $40,088.14

108. Smartys, Park Elementary, Swanton, $40,068.66

109. x3litex, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $39,959.49

110. TREE, Bowling Green High, $39,863.01

111. IAM3RD, Holy Trinity, Swanton, $39,791.64

112. Timmy, Bowling Green High, $39,738.29

113. BLASE, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $39,717.82

114. MSkill, Bowling Green High, $39,568.05

115. STACKS, Bowling Green High, $39,333.23

116. Dinero, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $39,276.56

117. Fisher, Bowling Green High, $39,034.50

118. Bohunks, Rossford Jr., Rossford, $39,007.90

119. CSNJ, Bowling Green High, $38,998.17

120. Jinx, Rossford Jr., Rossford, $38,847.76

121. Pecunia, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $38,752.70

122. Burt, Bowling Green High, $38,705.23

123. C&L SE, Bowling Green High, $38,702.81

124. Sparkle, St. Pius X, Toledo, $38,693.57

125. FBGM, Bowling Green High, $38,574.73

126. Winners, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $38,571.56

127. AWJHCFL, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $38,429.58

128. LampLuv, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $38,273.85

129. DUBP, Bowling Green High, $38,147.89

130. ChChing, Fallen Timbers Middle, Whitehouse, $38,142.68

131. cobras, Christ the King, Toledo, $38,061.43

132. AFitch, Bowling Green High, $38,027.66

133. Steph3, Bowling Green High, $37,747.72

134. Twander, Whitmer High, Toledo, $37,744.89

135. OFWG, Springfield High, Holland, $37,716.71

136. snorks, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $37,602.78

137. stockrs, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $37,401.87

138. Team KB, Bowling Green High, $37,247.30

139. Dr Dan, St. Rose, Perrysburg, $37,211.28

140. MaNeJu, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $37,164.41

141. PJHSROX, Perrysburg Jr., Perrysburg, $37,104.20

142. sfscash, St. Francis de Sales, Toledo, $37,102.31

143. EAGLES, Franciscan Academy, Sylvania, $36,642.26

144. LDiablo, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $36,478.29

145. SeaGang, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $36,276.03

146. Warcats, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $36,024.11

147. Scott04, Scott High, Toledo, $35,987.25

148. Ticotbl, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $35,954.89

149. MCtoM, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $35,598.17

150. Irish3, Bowling Green High, $35,397.95

151. EDGEh20, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $34,499.65

152. onaboat, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $34,411.56

153. HotMess, Edgewater Elementary, Toledo, $33,134.41



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