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Area High Schoolers Compete in Stock Market Challenge

Over 150 Students Participated in the Fast-Paced, High-Tech Simulation

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 1, 2018) – Over 150 students from area high schools gathered at UAlbany to compete in the Stock Market Challenge, hosted by Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York.

Starting with $1 million in fictitious stock, teams of four contended for the highest net worth and highest return on investment in a fast-paced, high-tech simulation.

The University and SEFCU were lead sponsors for the event, which took place in the Campus Center on April 20. Local news anchors John Gray and Lydia Kulbida, of ABC’s WTEN News Channel 10, served as the day’s emcees.

Jalanah Hall, Naesha Harris and Hope Edwards of Albany High School took home the trophy, as well as gift cards totaling $1000, for collectively earning a 45 percent stock increase. Each first-place winner also won a $2500 scholarship for post-secondary education.

The teams from Berne-Knox-Westerlo Secondary School earned second and third place.

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