Southeast team places second in stock market challenge

A team of students from Lincoln Southeast High School recently placed second at the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge, an annual event that pits teams against each other to see who can post the highest return on investment from a common starting amount of $1 million.

The second-place Southeast team of Drew Ekstrum, Jack Prauner, Grayson Waller, Parker Horvath and Logan Martin were among nearly 1,000 students from across the state who participated in the event, which offered both an in-person option held at the University of Nebraska Innovation Campus Center and a virtual option. Teams from all six LPS high schools competed in the event virtually.

Students complete five in-class lessons prior to the competition to learn about the basics of the stock market and the importance of savings and investing. Throughout the 60-turn trading period, the simulation follows news events as they impact the market, challenging students to work together and determine if they want to buy, sell or trade.

Published: December 7, 2021, Updated: December 7, 2021