Learning something new and giving to the community at the same time became a reality for Jacksonville High School senior Daniel Yielding.

Fulfilling a measure set by the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP), a college level curriculum at Jacksonville High School, he created a brokerage firm with $4,200 to invest from a backer for his project.

“He secured capital and took some of his own savings,” said his mother, Terrie Yielding.

Daniel Yielding netted a 7.78 percent return on his investment in just one quarter, which resulted in a profit of $328. He presented his gains in the form of a check to Helping Others Pursue Enrichment (HOPE) on Tuesday.

“It’s an institution my mother has worked for in the past. It does good things in the community. I wanted to give back to the community, too,” Daniel Yielding said.

His mother is a former board member of the organization and said her son is familiar with the activities she was involved in.

The senior needed to create a project to receive credit for the advanced graduation program. It will be reviewed by a panel of four judges who will then decide whether to award credit.

“I’ll follow up with a tracking portfolio. It’s very near completion,” Daniel Yielding said.

He said he learned practical skills from the brokerage project.

“It is a very interesting career,” he said. “It’s a skill that everyone needs to have. It provides a safety net against financial problems.”

He said he hopes to follow a career in engineering and business and has already been accepted to New Mexico Military Institute.

The 18-year-old is also pursuing the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. His grade point average puts him in the top ten of his graduating class.

“I am very proud of him,” Terrie Yielding said. “He has learned a tremendous amount. He’s charted himself, picked stocks to invest in. The project was his own brain child. I think it’s just fabulous.”

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Learning something new and giving to the community at the same time became a reality for Jacksonville High School senior Daniel Yielding.

Fulfilling a measure set by the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP), a college level curriculum at Jacksonville High School, he created a brokerage firm with $4,200 to invest from a backer for his project.

“He secured capital and took some of his own savings,” said his mother, Terrie Yielding.

Daniel Yielding netted a 7.78 percent return on his investment in just one quarter, which resulted in a profit of $328. He presented his gains in the form of a check to Helping Others Pursue Enrichment (HOPE) on Tuesday.

“It’s an institution my mother has worked for in the past. It does good things in the community. I wanted to give back to the community, too,” Daniel Yielding said.

His mother is a former board member of the organization and said her son is familiar with the activities she was involved in.

The senior needed to create a project to receive credit for the advanced graduation program. It will be reviewed by a panel of four judges who will then decide whether to award credit.

“I’ll follow up with a tracking portfolio. It’s very near completion,” Daniel Yielding said.

He said he learned practical skills from the brokerage project.

“It is a very interesting career,” he said. “It’s a skill that everyone needs to have. It provides a safety net against financial problems.”

He said he hopes to follow a career in engineering and business and has already been accepted to New Mexico Military Institute.

The 18-year-old is also pursuing the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. His grade point average puts him in the top ten of his graduating class.

“I am very proud of him,” Terrie Yielding said. “He has learned a tremendous amount. He’s charted himself, picked stocks to invest in. The project was his own brain child. I think it’s just fabulous.”

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snap is a weekly Bullard newspaper and a publication of the Jacksonville Daily Progress

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