Ethan O'Connor, a freshman at Mount St. Mary High School, was recently honored as the Central Region Winner of the Oklahoma Securities Commission Invest Ed® Students Tracking and Researching the Stock Market (STARS) program. STARS is a high school investor education project.
One of the primary goals of STARS is to raise students' awareness of money management, saving and investing. The STARS program requires students to complete an investment risk assessment, develop investment goals, research stocks, create an online portfolio, track stock transactions, and write a report. Report winners representing six regions including one state report winner are selected each semester.
After participating in the Invest Ed® program, Ethan wrote, "my knowledge of the stock market has increased drastically. Not only have I learned how to research and buy stocks, I've also learned invaluable lessons about taking care of my money and making sure nobody steals it."
Ethan participated in the STARS program as a student in the Personal Financial Literacy course taught by Francois Boda.
The Oklahoma Securities Commission is the policy making and governing authority of the Department of Securities. The primary mission of the Department is investor protection through the administration and enforcement of
Way to go, Ethan! Rocket Pride!!