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MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY SENIOR HOLDS TOP SPOT IN MISSISSIPPI IN AT&T COLLEGIATE INVESTMENT CHALLENGE

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY SENIOR HOLDS TOP SPOT IN MISSISSIPPI
 IN AT&T COLLEGIATE INVESTMENT CHALLENGE
 JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With only two weeks left to trade in the AT&T Collegiate Investment Challenge, Steve Wendlandt remains in the top spot among participating Mississippi college students.
 Wendlandt, a Mississippi State University senior with an account valued at $1,040,690.49, also ranks 22nd out of more than 12,500 college students participating nationwide.
 The Challenge is a nationwide educational stock market competition that recreates actual stock market trading without financial risk to the players. All of the participants began with a fictional brokerage account worth $500,000.
 Other top college and high school investors from Mississippi are:
 COLLEGE ACCOUNT STATE NAT'L
 STUDENT COLLEGE VALUE RANK RANK
 Steve Wendlandt Mississippi State $1,040,690.49 1 22
 Frank Silvia MS Gulf Coast Comm.
 College $925,918.08 2 60
 Dominic Ong U. of Mississippi $795,343.05 3 158
 Thomas Little U. of Mississippi $671,949.99 4 618
 George Hricik U. of Mississippi $663,004.87 5 709
 William Nelson U. of Southern Miss. $655,424.52 6 778
 Carter Cheek Millsaps College $652,656.97 7 808
 Isaac Johnson Miss. State Univ. $634,894.10 8 1,032
 S. Nicolis Jury Millsaps College $625,915.46 9 1,165
 Patton Robertson U. of Mississippi $623,128.27 10 1,210
 HIGH SCHOOL ACCOUNT STATE NAT'L
 STUDENT CITY VALUE RANK RANK
 Jim Grogan Greenville $622,041.20 1 1,229
 David Sandy Corinth $580,575.15 2 2,184
 Glen Lawery New Albany $578,444.79 3 2,243
 Play D. Market New Albany $545,308.73 4 3,605
 Mark Eti Rolling Fork $522,463.79 5 5,056
 William Monroe Gulfport $506,541.80 6 6,389
 Ernie Renn Biloxi $505,665.04 7 6,488
 Tabatha Alexander Horn Lake $502,367.57 8 8,591
 Z. Beatrice Cathey Hattiesburg $500,570.14 9 8,699
 Lorenzia Bernard New Albany $497,527.71 10 8,912
 The AT&T Collegiate Investment Challenge has offered its past 43,000 participants valuable experience and has helped several of them get job offers on the basis of their performance and understanding of the financial markets.
 Trading will stop at the closing bell on Feb. 28. Participants with the most valuable portfolios will win a variety of cash and merchandise prizes from AT&T, Texas Instruments, Delta Air Lines and Carnival's Crystal Palace.
 The competition is also sponsored by USA Today.
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