UW-Green Bay Sheboygan Campus hosts Wisconsin’s inaugural Junior Achievement (JA) Stock Market Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2023

Close to 60 local high school students will participate in the innovative challenge today, December 13, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Sheboygan Campus will be bustling today with high school students eager to test their simulated ‘real-world’ investment strategy. The JA Stock Market Challenge is a live simulation where students take what they learned in the classroom, through the JA Take Stock in your Future curriculum, and apply it to the real world. JA area mentors facilitate fast-paced competitions based on a fictional marketplace. Students can compete in teams or individually, in person or remotely.

The full schedule of events hosted by the UW-Green Bay Sheboygan Campus is as follows:

9:00am-9:20am          Welcome & Introduction by Emcee:  Jerry Jones

9:20am-9:50am          JA Stock Market Challenge begins with Opening Bell!

  • 60 minute simulation
  • 60 trading days
  • Each trading day is 60 seconds long

9:50am-10:00am        Break & Snacks (10 min break after day 30)

10:00am-10:10am      Dr. Preston Cherry, Director of Charles Schwab Center for Personal      Financial Planning @ UW-Green Bay

10:10am-10:40am      JA Stock Market Challenge resumes

10:40am                      Closing Bell!

10:40am-10:50           Break & Snacks

10:50am-11:00am      Presentation of Awards

JA Sheboygan Event Staff:

  • Megan Anderson, Education Manager, JA of Sheboygan
  • Christine Schultz, Associate Director, Education Operations JA of WI
  • Jenni Stein, Area Director, JA of Sheboygan
  • Nora Marturano, JA USA Senior Manager – Student Events & Competitions
  • Jerry Jones, O’Hare Wealth Management, Event Emcee

Special Guests & Volunteers:

  • Kathleen Burns, UW – Green Bay Provost
  • Jamie Schramm, UW – Green Bay, Campus Executive Officer
  • Preston Cherry, Director of Charles Schwab Center for Personal Financial Planning at UW-Green Bay

About UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a school of resilient problem solvers who dare to reach higher with the power of education that ignites growth and answers the biggest challenges. Serving 10,300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as 67,500 continuing education learners annually, UW-Green Bay offers 200 academic degrees, programs, and certificates. With four campus locations in Northeast Wisconsin, the University’s access mission welcomes all students who want to learn, from every corner of the world. Championing bold thinking since opening its doors in 1965, it is a university on the rise – Wisconsin’s fastest growing UW. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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