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Wyoming based Pine Bluffs High School Wins Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge


December 6, 2018

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Boys left to right Tyler Christofferson, Hunter Jeffres, Seth Tangeman, Tucker Norman, Donte Jacobsen and Scott Fornstrom

FORT COLLINS – A bell ringing, stock market graphs fluctuating on multiple screens, and volunteer stock brokers running around the floor. This was the scene of the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge, a hands-on virtual simulation of the stock market experienced by more than 600 students at the Drake Centre in Fort Collins on November 16. With a mock portfolio, students put their financial skills and acumen to the test, with each minute in real life representing a full day of trading in the competition.

To make the investment decisions more challenging, each team of students had to...

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