40 High Schools Converged to Compete


Students from 42 Colorado high schools converged to compete at 2014 JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by Great-West Financial last week. The JA Stock Market Challenge is a live stock market simulation game, featuring teams of students who compete to see who can grow their initial $500,000 investment into the largest net worth “mock” stock portfolio.

Students applied what they learned in the JA Take Stock in Your Future classroom lessons to this unpredictable ride through the highs and lows of the stock market.

Overall Final Standings
1st Place: Boulder High School Team 3
Net Worth: $1,350,290/Growth: 170%

2nd Place: Monarch High School Team 2
Net Worth:  $1,318,858/Growth: 164%

3rd Place: Mountain Vista High School Team 1
Net Worth:  $1,116,976/Growth: 123%

4th Place: Valor Christian High School Team 2
Net Worth: $1,093,132/Growth: 119%

The corporate event raised $215,990 and engaged more than 350 adults in competing for the highest net worth and highest portfolio growth. In the end, Husch Blackwell took home the trophy for highest net worth. The Fixed Income Fanatics team from Charles Schwab was recognized for their rate of growth.

Winning team from Husch Blackwell
Fixed Income Fanatics from Charles Schwab

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Great-West Financial, student event sponsor AAA Colorado, food sponsor Chick-fil-A, and zero waste sponsor Alpine Waste and Recycling.  Additional support was also provided by Barnes & Noble, Jay’s Valet, Molson Coors, Occasions Catering, Pepsi Beverages Company and Sage Hospitality.