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3 Springfield teams in top 4 spots after rough week

In one of the toughest weeks of The Blade’s Annual School Stock Contest, three teams from Springfield High School managed to maintain their forward momentum.

1SHS and 4SHS, both taught by Jennifer Hoel, moved into first and second place, respectively. THEHELP nabbed fourth place. All of the teams managed more than 3.5 percent growth in a week during which many teams moved in the wrong direction.

After eight weeks, the mythical $40,000 portfolios of 15 teams grew at least 10 percent since the contest began. After nine weeks only four can make that statement.

“THEHELP from Springfield High School saw a lot of help last week in their ranking, jumping 11 places from 15th to 4th. Three of their four stock picks had significant market increases last week, leading to a total weekly return of 4.8 percent, the largest increase of all the teams,” Ronald Belle, investment advisers executive and senior vice president at Fifth Third Bank, a contest sponsor, wrote in an email to The Blade.

THEHELP has stock in Yahoo Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., and Best Buy Co. Inc.

The other two Springfield teams at the top also have Best Buy.

“Best Buy led all with a 14.8 percent increase on recent news of a partnership with Samsung, adding kiosks in [Best Buy] stores,” Mr. Belle wrote.

Ms. Hoel said her students hope they can hang on for the rest of the 12-week contest.

“It’s the Best Buy stock that has really been helping the teams that have been performing well lately,” Ms. Hoel said. “They’re getting a little antsy for it to end while they are at the top.”

The contest has 115 teams from northwest Ohio and southern Michigan participating. They were given a hypothetical $40,000 budget, and the funds were evenly distributed among four stocks, which initially were worth at least $5 a share. Each team had a chance to trade in one or more of their stocks for a different one.

The contest runs through April 26.

The team with the best-performing portfolio will win $250 for the students and $250 for the school. 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, the Taylor Automotive Family, Fifth Third, and the University of Toledo, which calculates the results.

Another team that weathered the week was HASBULL, which moved from 11th place to fifth although its portfolio shrank 0.8 percent during the week. Still, HASBULL has grown 9.85 percent since the beginning. The team has stock in Walt Disney Co., Kroger Co., Rue21 Inc., and Cabelas Inc.

Jane Floor, who teaches the fifth-grade members of HASBULL in her gifted math class at Pike-Delta-York Middle School in Delta, said her students picked stocks they thought would do well in the spring. The team’s rise to the top has been long — it began the contest in 97th place.

“I encouraged them to pick energy stocks and manufacturing, but that did not work,” Ms. Floor said. “They ended up going with Disney because it’s springtime, and a lot of people are going to do a lot of trips for spring break. One of the boys picked Cabelas because he thought that with spring coming, people would get stuff to go camping.”

Contact Kris Turner at: or 419-724-6103.

Standings after Week 9 of The Blade School Stock Contest, with team name, school, and portfolio amount.

Each team started with a mythical $40,000.

1, 1SHS, Springfield High, Holland, $48,522.16

2, 4SHS, Springfield High, Holland, $47,827.51

3, Gulhaye, Bowling Green High, $46,348.75

4, THEHELP, Springfield High, Holland, $46,131.46

5, HASBULL, Pike Delta York Middle, Delta, $43,938.33

6, Clay.99, Clay High, Oregon, $43,791.32

7, KaChing, Oak Harbor Middle School, $43,622.46

8, Pirates, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $43,614.05

9, Tacvuli, Rossford Junior High, $43,573.12

10, JD2T, Springfield High, Holland, $43,403.05

11, Fishmth, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $43,236.06

12, Umizomi, Fostoria Jr./Sr. High, $43,117.57

13, Sclywag, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $43,082.49

14, McNugtz, Rossford Junior High, $43,080.95

15, ATMiddle School, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $42,926.82

16, jleader, Bowling Green High, $42,826.13

17, 5SHS, Springfield High, Holland, $42,687.38

18, CashFlo, All Saints Catholic School, Rossford, $42,670.05

19, ChChing, Fallen Timbers Middle School, Whitehouse, $42,667.32

20, Team123, Dundee (Mich.) High, $42,664.15

21, tmJACOB, West Side Montessori, Toledo, $42,580.31

22, butterz, West Side Montessori, Toledo, $42,569.39

23, tropics, Saint John The Baptist, Toledo, $42,565.35

24, SABIBAS, Rossford Junior High, $42,551.91

25, calairs, Saint John The Baptist, Toledo, $42,534.07

26, Quibble, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $42,450.55

27, Clay1, Clay High, Oregon, $42,429.29

28, ZACOPS2, Bowling Green Christian Academy, $42,424.79

29, crusher, Saint John The Baptist, Toledo, $42,419.60

30, BGHS72, Bowling Green High, $42,389.59

31, Phoenix, Bowling Green Christian Academy, $42,283.41

32, Kajiger, Dundee (Mich.) High, $42,232.22

33, G Unit, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $42,053.23

34, Chicas, Saint Rose, Perrysburg, $42,009.17

35, ONIFC, Dundee (Mich.) High, $41,832.21

36, AnteUp, Fallen Timbers Middle School, Whitehouse, $41,765.82

37, gecko, Saint John The Baptist, Toledo, $41,756.56

38, FatCash, Dundee (Mich.) High, $41,693.85

39, Winners, Bowling Green High, $41,609.93

40, TheWall, Bowling Green Middle School, $41,598.83

41, CLAYed7, Clay High, Oregon, $41,322.73

42, Heat, Fostoria Jr./Sr. High, $41,179.42

43, NARNIA9, Springfield High, Holland, $41,175.64

44, 2SHS, Springfield High, Holland, $41,101.50

45, LIGERS, West Side Montessori, Toledo, $41,079.24

46, Preptar, Dundee (Mich.) High, $41,076.05

47, Kakier, Bowling Green High, $41,067.30

48, LHSTG6, L Hollingworth School for the Talented & Gifted, Toledo, $41,043.03

49, Legit, St. Pius X, Toledo, $41,029.94

50, 3SHS, Springfield High, Holland, $40,957.25

51, GABAJ, All Saints Catholic School, Rossford, $40,914.87

52, Zizzles, Bowling Green High, $40,912.56

53, Nickpet, Bowling Green High, $40,808.88

54, MDMM, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $40,786.14

55, lucky21, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $40,741.78

56, Clayhs2, Clay High, Oregon, $40,674.16

57, Maybee, Dundee (Mich.) High, $40,655.95

58, Pokadot, St. Pius X, Toledo, $40,647.16

59, Hot Fuz, Fostoria Jr./Sr. High, $40,507.40

60, BIZNESS, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $40,481.01

61, tpteam, Saint John The Baptist, Toledo, $40,438.94

62, LHSTG78, L Hollingworth School for the Talented & Gifted, Toledo, $40,434.65

63, sailors, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $40,417.79

64, squirls, Saint Rose, Perrysburg, $40,404.53

65, Potter, Dundee (Mich.) High, $40,340.40

66, morgan, Bowling Green Middle School, $40,322.37

67, CashMe6, Oak Harbor Middle School, $40,257.78

68, KRABAPS, Rossford Junior High, $40,166.10

69, Stocker, Park Elementary, Swanton, $40,139.48

70, CRZB, Dundee (Mich.) High, $40,120.22

71, MoneyMe, Park Elementary, Swanton, $40,102.19

72, Pro LSP, Saint Rose, Perrysburg, $40,076.20

73, RMDC, Patrick Henry Middle, Hamler, $40,075.66

74, 5jmlllz, West Side Montessori, Toledo, $40,055.76

75, Kaleb, Bowling Green High, $40,050.18

76, Bears, Bowling Green Middle School, $40,039.90

77, bops127, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $40,003.95

78, unicorn, Bowling Green High, $39,929.51

79, Lottery, Fallen Timbers Middle School, Whitehouse, $39,903.01

80, BrickSq, Bowling Green High, $39,902.70

81, Catbobs, Bowling Green High, $39,869.98

82, SnrGrls, Whiteford Agricultural, Ottawa Lake, $39,864.99

83, Briar, Briar Middle, Sandusky, $39,822.80

84, WHOSPM, Springfield High, Holland, $39,798.64

85, Fisher, Bowling Green High, $39,762.85

86, Cemerso, Bowling Green High, $39,728.86

87, jmorgan, Bowling Green Middle School, $39,696.65

88, Blank, Bowling Green High, $39,693.71

89, Moolah, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $39,579.99

90, Pancake, Dundee (Mich.) High, $39,515.92

91, Bankbr2, Byrnedale Elementary, Toledo, $39,379.29

92, Kwame54, Saint Rose, Perrysburg, $39,280.83

93, 5PSNPOD, Arbor Hills Jr., Sylvania, $39,237.14

94, NoSwag, Rossford Junior High, $39,165.52

95, Hogwild, Dundee (Mich.) High, $39,154.25

96, Clay_8, Clay High, Oregon, $38,956.03

97, Copeski, Bowling Green High, $38,881.76

98, BGHS1, Bowling Green High, $38,766.58

99, CBDCKK, Dundee (Mich.) High, $38,724.00

100, Bulls, Bowling Green Middle School, $38,693.62

101, HOBIE, Dundee (Mich.) High, $38,506.59

102, CashCow, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $38,448.76

103, Golden6, Oak Harbor Middle School, $38,254.22

104, CHSseis, Clay High, Oregon, $38,052.25

105, MX3, Park Elementary, Swanton, $38,038.88

106, Cashbag, Anthony Wayne Jr., Whitehouse, $38,018.00

107, BIGboat, Maritime Academy of Toledo, $37,992.50

108, Gulible, Dundee (Mich.) High, $37,954.90

109, BLUCHIP, Oak Harbor Middle School, $37,934.04

110, TEAMSHS, Springfield High, Holland, $37,868.54

111, BGHS2, Bowling Green High, $37,799.95

112, sfsCash, St. Francis de Sales, Toledo, $37,574.11

113, Gambrel, Bowling Green High, $36,455.18

114, ADMBP1, West Side Montessori, Toledo, $36,314.74

115, Redmen, Fostoria Jr./Sr. High, $35,271.80

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