Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Host the 10th Annual Stock Market Challenge

Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Host the 10th Annual Stock Market Challenge
Local high school students competed in a Wall Street stock exchange simulation to build the biggest stock portfolio

On Monday November 17th, 391 high school students from across Hampton Roads gathered at the Norfolk Waterside Marriot to participate in the 10th Annual Stock Market Challenge hosted by Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads and sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The Stock Market Challenge (SMC) is an event in which teams of local students from area schools compete during two trading sessions to see who can build the biggest portfolio in a mock stock market simulation.  Students were divided into competitive teams to make trades and buy stock. Winners included teams from York High School and the Marketing Management at Town Center program.  

Winning Team Session One

Representatives from Junior Achievement of Hampton Roads and Bank of America present winning students from the first session of the Stock Market Challenge with their 1st place trophies. Students photographed attend York High School.  Photographed (Left to Right): Kevin Will, President of Junior Achievement Hampton Roads; Parker Brooks (student); Carrie Smith (student); Ryan McGinley (student); Mark Evans (student); and Charlie Henderson, Hampton Roads market president, Bank of America

Winning Team Session Two

The DECA Warriors accept their 1st places trophies after winning the second session of the Stock Market Challenge. Students photographed attend Marketing Management at Town Center program in Virginia Beach.  Photographed (Left to Right): Sara Locket, Administrator Coordinator from the Office of Technical and Career Education; Kevin Will, President of Junior Achievement Greater Hampton Roads; Kim Creamer, Virginia Beach Public School Teacher; Eric Sobotta (student); Bradley Creamer (Student); Nathan Strasbuiger (Student); Dr. Patrick Konopnicki, Director of Technical and Career Education, Virginia Beach City Public Schools; and Charlie Henderson, Hampton Roads market president, Bank of America 

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