Southeast students place third in Stock Market Challenge

A team of students from Lincoln Southeast High School placed third last week in the JA Stock Market Challenge.

Drew Ekstrum, Gypsy Briggs and Andrew Braaten were three of more than 700 students from across the state to compete in the annual event on April 20, which was held virtually this year. Lindsay Tillinghast was their teacher. 

Students completed five in-class lessons prior to the competition to learn about the basics of the stock market and the importance of savings and investing. During the live competition, each team was issued $1 million to invest in shares of fictitious companies. Throughout the 60-turn trading period, the simulation followed news events as they impacted the market, challenging students to work together and determine if they wanted to buy, sell or trade.

Published: April 27, 2021, Updated: April 27, 2021