Vista PEAK Students Dominate Stock Market Challenge

Submitted by Natalie Johnson and Michael Dougherty
Vista PEAK Preparatory

Vista PEAK Preparatory’s Business Pathway students recently took the bull by its horns at the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge. The event, sponsored by Charles Schwab, is a live, fast-paced stock market simulation where high schools compete against each other to see who can grow their initial investment over a 60 minute period each day for 60 days. The excitement mimics that of the stock exchange trading floor. Teams have to think fast and risk it all in the hopes of growing their portfolio’s net worth.

There were nine teams of Vista PEAK students who were divided into morning and afternoon sessions to compete against schools from across the state. Vista PEAK took first place in both sessions! Each student won a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and a full Scholarship to attend JA Business Week in June.

Congratulations to the following students on an outstanding performance:
- Dacianna Brown
- Estephania Castillo
- Xavier Chism
- Casey Embury
- Joel Rowe
- Dilan Esparza 
- Brandon Turner-Fraizer
- Gabe Fuentes
- Carlos Gutierrez
- Hunter Kincaid
- Sade Scott

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APS 2020: Shaping the Future - Goal 2:
-Every APS student will have a set of skills to implement his or her plan.