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Joliet West High School students 'win' in the stock market

The winning student team includes Adam Fenske and Zoe Dubord.
The winning student team includes Adam Fenske and Zoe Dubord.

After picking stocks that propelled them to the front of the class, students from Joliet West High School took third place in the fall semester of The Stock Market Game program’s online portfolio simulation.

They competed in the grades nine to 12 level in their geographic region, competing against 380 other teams. Competition between student teams throughout Illinois drew to a close at the end of the fall session, with the highest valued portfolios receiving awards.

The winning student team includes Adam Fenske and Zoe Dubord. Joliet West High School teacher Kenneth Poort and his winning team were recognized with medals and award certificates.

The Stock Market Game program is used in thousands of classrooms nationwide to help teach core academic subjects while emphasizing the importance of long-term saving and investing.

Students work together in teams to conduct research, invest their hypothetical $100,000 cash account and manage their portfolio over time. The program is offered to Illinois teachers by Econ Illinois, a statewide organization associated with Northern Illinois University.

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