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Business Students Participate in Stock Market Challenge

Ten Wheatland-Chili High School students competed in the first Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge on March 1. Students prepared for the competition, over the past few weeks, by attending after-school sessions with Business Teacher Denise Hourihan and Jeffrey McCormack, a financial advisor, to learn about the stock market and investing.

The competition was held at Kodak Center, which was set up to resemble the floor of a stock exchange with giant screens showing news, stock prices, and standings. Each team of three or four students began with $1 million and tried to turn their investments into profit.

“It was a fast-paced, exciting environment for students,” said Hourihan. “Although the Wheatland-Chili teams did not place in the top three teams, our school had the highest average return out of all participating schools with over $1,284,000.”

Most of the students who participated are members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Congratulations to Mrs. Hourihan and students: Dallas Wilson, Shane Susuico, Haley Seaman, Desmond Walker, Aubrey Sheffield, Cory Collinge, Aaryana Young, Justin Gross, Siraya Johnson, and Olivia Youmans.