Students take top spots in stock market challenge
Cape Central Junior High School (CJHS) students took first, second, third, fourth and fifth places during the recent Stock Market Game, an online financial simulation coordinated by the Missouri Council on Economic Education. Eighth graders in Mrs. Emily Goode's Challenge class received $100,000 of virtual money to spend on stocks, mutual funds or bonds. Students invested their "funds" with the ultimate goal of making the highest returns by the end of the game. Investments reflected actual activity on the NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange. Twenty-four teams representing CJHS, Sikeston Junior High and Woodland High School competed from the region. The CJHS team of Alex Gentle and Christian Retter won 1st place; Luke Kinder, Raleigh Davis and Josh Morse took 2nd place; Max Abbott and Chase Hagerty earned 4th place; Ryan Helle and George Kester took 5th place. In the State rankings, Alex and Christian placed 3rd; Luke, Raleigh and Josh placed 11th; Chase and Max placed 53rd. "This is quite impressive considering there were 742 teams competing statewide," according to sponsor Emily Goode. "I am so proud of these students." Pictured left to right are Christian Retter, Alex Gentle, and Clint Zweifel, Missouri State Treasurer.