• 66°
Hartselle Enquirer

HJHS student is state's top stock picker

By Staff
Leada DeVaney, Hartselle Enquirer
Wall Street whizzes have had a hard time predicting stock performance in the last year. Perhaps they should ask Hartselle Junior High School student Laci Southerland for some advice.
Southerland, a seventh grader, recently won first place honors in the Alabama Stock Market game. The game, sponsored by the Alabama Council on Economic Education, gives students an imaginary $100,000 to invest in the stock market.
Students can compete solo or in teams up to four people.
Southerland's performance netted her top honors from more than 2,000 participants across the state.
Her method? Simple, really.
"I didn't buy any stocks over $30," she said.
Her plan worked. Southerland earned an imaginary $34,000 from her investments.
She beat the Standard and Poors Register – the index used for judging stock performance – by more than 20 percent.
For her work, Southerland, the daughter of Tim and Tina Southerland, earned $100 and a t-shirts. She was also honored with a plaque at Monday night's School Board meeting.
Southerland was not alone in earning honors in the contest. Out of the top 13 teams in the state, 12 were from Hartselle Junior High School.

News

ALEA offers the ABCs of back-to-school safety

Hartselle

41st Depot Days festival one month away

Hartselle

Hartselle Health Park welcomes pediatrician

Editor's picks

Hartselle’s CAIN nominated for three Dove Awards

Danville

Local business holds fundraiser for St. Jude

News

Mayor of Hartselle completes leadership institute

Country News

Morgan County farmer wins excellence award

News

Morgan workers to get pay adjustment, 2 percent COLA in proposed budget

News

Retired K-9 officers could receive benefits, lawmakers say

News

Teachers do it because they love it despite stress of pandemic, school shootings 

Falkville

Two join the Falkville Police Department

News

Alabama crops update: All over the board 

News

HCS holds annual institute to kick off school year  

News

Local church starts Choose Life initiative  

News

Morgan County student earns $1,000 Alfa Foundation scholarship 

Falkville

Falkville Fall Festival scheduled for Oct. 8

MULTIMEDIA-FRONT PAGE

Daystar Church breaks ground on new building  

Morgan County

Teachers do it because they love it despite stress of pandemic, school shootings 

Editor's picks

Shine on: Shining Stars to hold prom for people with special needs

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

In their honor: Purple Heart Memorial Service honors fallen 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Praying through the halls  

Danville

Local farmers to be featured in national TV show

At a Glance

Purple Heart memorial service scheduled for Aug. 6 

Hartselle

New South Pro Wrestling to hold live event Aug. 6 

x