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JA Stock Market Challenge Makes Huge Gains

The 2nd annual JA Stock Market Challenge was held Tuesday, November 15th at Innovation Campus, and we’re happy to report that it was a big success! We doubled the size of the student event, with 300 students from 21 high schools in 13 different communities competing in a simulated day of stock market action. We added a morning session in order to accommodate them all! It truly was a day full of excitement and energy. Congratulations to our winning teams:

Student Winners AM Session:

Rank Team Name Net Worth ROI
1 OSCEOLA #2 $  2,239,089.50 123.91
2 LINCOLN NORTHEAST #1 $  2,068,152.12 106.82
3 WAVERLY #6 $  2,067,861.50 106.79

Student Winners PM Session:

Rank Team Name Net Worth ROI
1 LINCOLN SOUTHWEST #4 $  2,230,277.50 123.03
2 LINCOLN SOUTHWEST #2 $  1,942,840.50 94.28
3 LINCOLN SOUTHWEST #6 $  1,906,179.88 90.62

After our students were finished conquering the stock market, the evening belonged to the adults. 25 corporate sponsor teams competed, navigating through the same fast-paced stock market simulation as the students.

Congratulations to our corporate winners, who established themselves as some of Lincoln’s smartest investors!

1st Place Highest Return on Investment: IntoMetal

1st Place Highest Portfolio Value: UBS Financial Services

Of course, an event of this size isn’t possible without a lot of generous sponsors who care deeply about providing these kinds of enrichment opportunities for our students! Thank you to Presenting Sponsor CFA Society Nebraska, Student Premier Sponsor UBS Financial Services, Opening Bell Sponsor IntoMetal, Closing Bell Sponsor Lincoln Industries, Portfolio Help Desk Sponsor Raymond James Associates, and Media Sponsor KFOR.  We are so grateful to these top sponsors for allowing us to serve so many students! A complete list of sponsors can be found here.

For a more detailed look at the experience of the day and the stock market simulation, check out this article from


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