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Junior Achievement: They have the dream. You inspire the pursuit.

January 6th, 2015
Junior Achievement: They have the dream. You inspire the pursuit.

On Thursday, December 11,  350 local students had the opportunity to experience the thrill of the trading floor of the stock market at Junior Achievement's Sixth Annual Stock Market Challenge.

M&T Bank was the Presenting Sponsor. West Herr and MidCity Office Furniture were proud to be their Corporate Luncheon Sponsor for this incredible computer simulated stock market event which took place at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo.

Students from all over WNY competed with a starting portfolio of $500,000. Junior Achievement (JA) is pleased to recognize the Wall Street Savages from Hutchinson Technical High School as the winners of the Challenge with an impressive 121.57 percent increase in their portfolio. Hutch Tech participates in the event as an extracurricular activity each year.

The JA Stock Market Challenge is an unpredictable ride through the highs and lows of the stock market. All the energy and excitement of the stock-trading floor is simulated in this high-tech, two-hour innovative event for WNY high school students. Teams of four compete in a race to accumulate the highest portfolio while learning the nuances of investing and trading. Strategy is essential and split-second decisions are vital.

Proceeds from the JA Stock Market Challenge support the event as well as Junior Achievement's financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness programs for K-12th grade students throughout Western New York. Junior Achievement of WNY reaches more than 13,700 students in 157 schools and community sites each year.

To learn more about Junior Achievement or becoming a sponsor for next years Stock Market Challenge, please contact Kurt Amico at


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