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A QUINCY HIGH SCHOOL TEAM WINS THE JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT STOCK MARKET CHALLENGE
Boston, MA (11/3/14) – The stock markets soared last month as Junior Achievement of Northern New England brought its annual Stock Market Challenge to State Street at One Lincoln Center, offering students from throughout the region a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn how the market operates by investing and trading stocks as if they were managing accounts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
In a fast-paced simulation of a 60-day stock trading period, teams of students from high schools throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire competed with $500,000 of play money, battling each other to buy and sell stocks to create the portfolio with the highest net worth.
The all-female “Stockers” team representing Quincy High School prevailed with more successful trades than 33 other teams. Congratulations to Christine Norton, Shanelle Serrano, Theresa Cronin and Olivia Salvucci.
“Junior Achievement of Northern New England was pleased to host this hallmark event for the 9th year in a row,” said Emily Neill, President of Junior Achievement of Northern New England. “Local high school students were given the opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to invest in the stock market for a day. Real-life lessons were learned about how quickly the market can climb and fall, and we were thrilled to have been able to crown a team from Quincy High School as the 2014 champions.”
The second place team was the “Wolves of Waltham” from Waltham High School, and coming in third were the “Weymouth Consultants” from Weymouth High School.
For the 2013-2014 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,768 programs throughout 266 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 41,000 youth through the efforts of over 2,200 trained volunteers. Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting “at risk” youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory. All programs are provided at no cost to school and organizations. JANNE is a non-profit 501(c) 3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.