What do Sunbucks, Apollo Athletics, and Orange, Inc. all have in common? They are fictional companies in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge.
Students from Alex Hain’s Academic Decathlon class and Ryan Psota’s Economics class participated in the fifth annual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
“I wanted to do the Stock Market Challenge because I thought it would be a fun way to enhance my knowledge of economics and the stock market,” junior Academic Decathlon student Clare Oldenburg said.
The day consisted of 72 high school teams buying and selling stock shares in a fun yet competitive way.
The purpose of the Stock Market Challenge is to educate students on the stock market and raise money for Junior Achievement.
“I love the competitive atmosphere, it’s great! I like winning and that’s what I’m hoping for,” junior Academic Decathlon student Marcos Oyler said.
Every year, nearly six hundred students attend one of two sessions during the day.
Hain’s total class rank was seventh and Psota’s was eleventh.
This is the biggest Junior Achievement event in the nation.