JA Stock Market Challenge | Junior Achievement of Western New York

JA Stock market Challenge

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Where: Buffalo Niagra Convention Center
Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm
JA Stock Market Challenge
Event Schedule
9:45 a.m. –   Students arrive & Teachers register/pick up portfolios
                        Students find their table, set up, and team photos taken.
10:00 a.m -   Teacher's Coffee Station throughout the event
10:15 a.m. – Opening Comments 
10:30 a.m. – Bell sounds to signal start of trading
11:00 a.m. – Mid-point break
11:15 a.m. – Trading continues
11:45 a.m. – Bell sounds to signal end of trading
12:00 p.m. – Top Three Teams announced and awarded prizes
12:00 p.m. – Boxed Lunches served to students
Students begin to depart
12:15 p.m. – Corporate Luncheon
1:15 p.m.  - Corporate Luncheon concludes

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For more information about this event, please email Lisa Roy or call 716-853-1381 x212

Presenting Sponsor:    northwest



Future Financier Sponsor:      delta airlines


T-Shirt sponsor:      Trocaire College


Trader Sponsor:      Tops Markeets   Tops Markeets


News Release Sponsor:      Tops Markeets   


Coffee Station Sponsor:      Zgoda & Associates CPAs, PC   


Corporate Luncheon Sponsrs:      Tops Markeets      Tops Markeets


Media Partner:      Tops Markeets


Blue Chip Sponsors:

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York; CannonDesign; Medaille College; PwC; Reid Family Foundation/Crosby's

Preferred Share Sponsors:

AdPro Sports; Confer Plastics Inc.; Curbell, Inc. & Subsidiaries;  The Evans Agency; Freed Maxick CPAs; KPMG; Lawley Service Insurance; National Fuel Gas Company; National Grid; Phillips Lytle LLP; Praxair; SEFCU - Buffalo Branch; Niagara University; Seneca Foods; WSF Industries, Inc. 
Common Share Sponsors:
Bryant & Stratton College; Casteel Schoenborn; Erie Community College;  Goldberg Segalla LLP; Gramkee Consulting; Harper International; Hodgson Russ LLP; KeyBank; Lakelet Capital; Niagara Transformer; Parsons Corporation; Rand Capital Corporation; Stahlka Agency, Inc.; TriMain Development; Uniland Development Company; Wells Fargo.
To view photos from the event, please visit our facebook photo album. On Twitter #JAStockMarketChallenge @JAofWNY
9th Annual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge Winners Announced:
On November 16, 495 local students from 32 high schools had the opportunity to experience the thrill of the trading floor of the stock market at Junior Achievement's ninth annual JA Stock Market Challenge.
Students from all over WNY competed with a starting portfolio of $500,000.

Participating Schools: 

Academy Program
Allegany-Limestone High School
Amherst Central High School
Attica High School
Byron-Bergen High School
Cardinal O'Hara
City Honors
Clarence High School
DaVinci High School
Depew High School
Dunkirk High School
Emerson School of Hospitality
Falconer Central High School
Fredonia High School
Hamburg High School 
Holland Central High School
Hutch-Tech High School
Jamestown High School
Le Roy Central High School
Lockport High School
Mount St. Mary Academy
Niagara Falls High School
Nichols School
Pembroke Jr./Sr. High School
Pioneer High School
Riverside High School
St. Francis High School
Sweet Home High School
Tonawanda High School
West Seneca East
West Seneca West
2017 Stock Market Challenge
Junior Achievement (JA) is pleased to recognize team "Lockport Laser Falcons" from Lockport High School, as the first place winners of the 2017 JA Stock Market Challenge with a 158.92 percent ROI and an end portfolio value of $1,294,603.88.
Taking second place was "Team Newman" from Nichols School. They finished with a 151.29 percent increase in their portfolio and a final net worth of $1,256,448.12. This was Nichols School's first time participating in the event. In third place from LeRoy Jr/Sr High School was "Sad Boys" with an 82.70 percent increase in their portfolio for a final net worth of $913,491.38.

Prizes were awarded to the top three teams. Lockport High School winners received scholarship money from MidCity Office Furniture, Tops Friendly Markets gift cards, Perry's Ice Cream certificates, as well as the honor of taking the engraved Wall Street Bull Trophy, sponsored by Northwest Bank, back to the school for the year. Each member of the second place team won Kindles with a case provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. The third place winners received Visa gift cards courtesy of West Herr Automotive Group.
2017 Stock Market Challenge
"Lockport Laser Falcons" from Lockport High School taking first place in the 2017 JA Stock Market Challenge. Team members received a gift card from Tops Markets, Perry's Ice Cream Certificates, $500 each in college scholarships made possible by MidCity Office Furniture, and their names engraved on the traveling Wall Street Bull Trophy.  (Pictured: Carson Tatro, Max Hertel, Alyssa Singleton, Alyssa Edbauer, John Golding, Kurt Amico, Laurie Mahoney)
"Team Newman" from Nichols School took second place in the JA Stock Market Challenge. Each team member received a Kindle HD Fire sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (BCBS). (Pictured: Ethan Stoffman, Ivan Cox, Hamzah Ahmed, Charles Newman, Jeff Martin, Laurie Mahoney)
2017 Stock Market Challenge
"Sad Boys" from LeRoy Junior-Senior High School placed third in the JA Stock Market Challenge.  Team members received a Visa gift card courtesy of West Herr Automotive Group. (Pictured: Nicholas Lynch, Ryan Driscoll, Ethan Smith, Claire Burch)







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