Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

junior achievement student investor stock market

Student-investors add pace to ups-and-downs of simulated market challenge

Student-investors battled bears and bulls in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge on Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Pius X High School had 16 teams on hand, making fake trades on fake companies, with the goal being to have the highest return on investment.

A Pius X team of Brandon Birch, Henry Blankenau, Gabe Clark and Sam Noel finished second out of 70-plus teams in the morning competition.

Another team won a different challenge: best team name. Alex Angele, Matt Otte, Wylee Sedlak and Dakota Mlnarik chose ‘Let’s Get Fiscal,’ a play on a song from a once-popular sitcom, The Office.

Teams came from Ryan Psota’s Economics class and the AcaDeca team.