HELENA– The spring 2018 High School Business Challenge (HSBC) concluded this week with teams from Anaconda taking the top four spots. They will be joined by four other teams in the Great Eight from the spring semester, along with the top eight teams from the fall semester to round out the Sweet Sixteen to compete in the Challenge Bowl on May 2.
The Challenge Bowl is an opportunity for the top 16 teams in the state to go head-to-head and win scholarship money. Scholarships will be awarded to all participants in the Bowl. First place team members receive $1,000 per student; second place, $750 per student; and third place team members each receive $500. Participants not placing in the top three will each receive a $100 scholarship.
Spring ‘Great Eight’ Teams
· Anaconda High School – Team 11 – Final Stock Price $110.95/share
· Anaconda High School – Team 12 – Final Stock Price $110.55/share
· Anaconda High School – Team 7 – Final Stock Price $108.55/share
· Anaconda High School – Team 13 – Final Stock Price $107.75/share
· Libby High School – Team 18 – Final Stock Price $106.95/share (tie)
· Dillon Middle School – Team 8 – Final Stock Price $106.95/share
· Billings Central Catholic – Team 17 – Final Stock Price $104.15/share
· Heritage Christian – Team 11 – Final Stock Price $102.40
Fall ‘Great Eight’ Teams
· Poplar High School – Team 14 – Final Stock Price $156.95/share
· Malta High School – Team 1 – Final Stock Price $134.38/share
· Poplar High School – Team 13 – Final Stock Price $130.20/share
· Malta High School – Team 9 – Final Stock Price $127.92/share
· Dillon Middle School – Team 6 – Final Stock Price $127.82/share
· Heritage Christian – Team 3 – Final Stock Price $127.40/share
· Dillon Middle School – Team 11 – Final Stock Price $126.68/share
· Billings Skyview – Team 13 – Final Stock Price $126.15/share
Scholarships are also being awarded to a team from Capital High School (Team 2) who had the highest increase in their stock price between Quarter Four and Quarter Eight of the competition, increasing their stock price from $26.46/share at the halfway point of the competition to a final price of $92.95/share. Each student from this team will receive a $100 scholarship.
Additionally, scholarships will be awarded to team members from Belgrade High School, randomly selected from teams who finished in the top quartile but did not qualify for the Challenge Bowl. These students will each receive a $100 scholarship.
The HSBC also seeks business advisers to answer business acumen questions and mentor students on the day of the Challenge Bowl on May 2. Advisers are needed in locations where the top teams from the fall and spring semesters are from. Advisers do not need to be familiar with the Challenge Bowl. Rather, during downtime, mentors will discuss what students learned throughout the HSBC and apply it to the real world. Contact [email protected] to sign up today.
The High School Business Challenge fulfills a core objective of Envision 2026 , the ten-year strategic plan of the Montana Chamber – namely youth entrepreneurship. HSBC is administered by the Montana Council on Economic Education and scholarships are coordinated by Reach Higher Montana.
ABOUT THE HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS CHALLENGE
The Montana Chamber Foundation, with support from individuals, businesses and foundations, offers the business education competition to any school in Montana interested in bringing their students a real-life simulation that teaches business operations and management. Since the start of the Challenge in 2000, over 20,000 students have participated and over $80,000 in scholarships awarded.
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For Immediate Release
April 20, 2018
Media Contact: Communications Director Alexandria Klapmeier
(C) 406-437-4634 or [email protected]