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Two Seniors Take Top Spots in JA Virtual Stock Market Challenge

Two Amherst Central High School seniors, Hanzala Zafar and Dylan Treadway, placed 1st and 3rd, respectively, in Junior Achievement’s Virtual Spring Stock Market Challenge. The event was held from March 11-22, 2024 with a field of just under 600 student participants.

As part of the JA Take Stock in Your Future program, students experienced 30 days of trading in a 10-day virtual competition. This high-quality program introduces students to basic concepts about how the stock market works and the impact of current events on the stock market.

Students also discover the benefits and challenges of investing in the stock market as part of a broader, long-term investment strategy and the risks and rewards of trading. Hanzala and Dylan participated in the program as part of their Wall Street 101 personal finance class.