Roughers Compete in Junior Achievement Investor Challenge
Clayton Blevins, MHS DECA TeacherMHS DECA Students who participated in Junior Achievement's Investor Challenge
TULSA - Muskogee High School DECA students participated in Junior Achievement’s Investor Challenge (JAIC) on Tuesday, November 5 at Tulsa Technology Center’s Lemley Campus.
Investor Challenge is an innovative educational program designed to teach high school students the principles of investing and trading stock, according to the Junior Achievement Oklahoma website.
Teams receive $500,000 in simulated money and use a high-speed computer software program to trade mock shares of fictitious companies in a simulated 60-day trading period over a two-hour time period. The surroundings and atmosphere are designed to simulate the New York Stock Exchange trading floor.
All MHS students finished with an increase in their stock portfolio. “Roughers for Life”, consisting of Johan Garza and Eddie Torres-Castillo, finished as the top MHS team as they earned $44,326 in the two-hour span.
MHS DECA would like to thank Armstrong Bank for its support and for providing funding for transportation for students to participate in JAIC. Junior Achievement collaborated with over 30 companies who provided volunteers to mentor students through the simulated trading period. Mazzio’s Pizza provided lunched for all participants.