Emma Willard Student Traders Compete in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge
Nine Emma Willard School student stock traders competed in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge on Wednesday, April 17.
The SEFCU Arena at the University at Albany was transformed into a technology-based simulation of the New York Stock Exchange, where 109 teams from 17 New York State high schools decided whether to buy, sell, or hold in the thick of the frantic pace, energy, and excitement of the stock trading floor.
Each team started with a million dollars to invest, and each minute was equal to one day of trading.
Through the coordination of our Practicum program, students spent many early mornings working with coaches, board members Steve Gonick P’16 ’20, Gary Mittleman P ’20, Heidi Knoblauch ’04, and Vik Agrawal P ’19, in anticipation of the event.
Their efforts paid off well, with Emma Willard School earning the title of top-rated school based on overall average portfolio performance! In addition to an outstanding performance as a school, Team Snap, Crackle, Pop, made up of Caroline M. ’20, Katherine S. ’19, and Jolin M. ’20 ranked sixth overall!