June 08, 2010

High School Investor Challenge Begins June 13-18 With 30 Students

HSIC 2009For 30 high school students, the week of June 13-18 at TCU will be more about the bulls and the bears than about horned frogs. The students will meet at the Neeley School of Business at TCU to learn about the stock market during the week-long kickoff of the 7th annual TCU High School Investor Challenge, hosted by the Luther King Capital Management Center for Financial Studies.

Twenty-five high school students from Texas plus one each from Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana and New Mexico (see complete list below) will live in TCU residence halls and take classes in economic cycles, time value of money, and stock analysis, led by some of the Neeley School’s top finance faculty. They also will enjoy bowling, laser tag, karaoke and other free-time activities. On the final day, they will learn to prepare and submit a stock report and make a presentation.

Each student will manage a $100,000 virtual portfolio throughout fall 2010 and spring 2011, submitting stock trades online via TCU's eCollege. Security analysts will critique the students’ choices and coach them in the finer points of stock picks. The students will present their results at a banquet at TCU in the spring.

According to Joe Lipscomb, director for the LKCM Center for Financial Studies at the Neeley School,  the program is very popular for students interested in Wall Street or in learning more about finance. “Not only do they get hands-on knowledge of stock trading and college life, those who attend TCU as freshmen receive credit for a three-hour finance seminar,” he said. 

For more information about the annual TCU High School Investor Challenge, go to www.cfs.tcu.edu and click on “HS Investor Challenge.”


Name School City/State
James Avondet
Ross Barron
Jon Broussard
Daniel Burton
Ryan Camacho
Alan Day
Zach Dorflinger
Nathan Downs
Megan Farrelly
Matthew Fleet
Kelsey Grant
David Hamner
David Henley
Jake Hobart
Scott Mitchell
Chandler Moerbe
Preston Nevlud
Ryan Oehmke
Alberto Perez
David Perez
Shannon Sauerhage
Parker Schultz
Kendyl Smith
Trent Smith
Carter Thurmond Jr.
Jack Vaughn III
Matthew Warwick
Zach Windham
Bené Woods
Paul Yox
All Saints Episcopal School
All Saints Episcopal School
Paschal High School
Byron P. Steele High School
Incarnate Word Academy
La Cueva High School
Parish Episcopal School
Centennial High School
Arlington Heights High School
Fort Worth County Day
Keller High School
Highland Park High School
Texas High School
Trinity Valley School
Highland Park High School
Salado High School
Cypress Ridge High School
Wichita Collegiate School
Trimble Tech High School
Damien High School
Fort Worth Country Day
Wichita Falls High School 
Westlake High School
Robert E. Lee High School
Alamo Heights High School
Highland Park High School
Woodlands College Park HS
Catholic High School
Parkview Arts/Science Magnet
Mount Pleasant High School 
Fort Worth, TX 
Fort Worth, TX 
Fort Worth, TX 
Cibolo, TX 
Corpus Christi, TX
Albuquerque, NM 
Dallas, TX 
Frisco, TX
Fort Worth, TX 
Fort Worth, TX
Roanoke, TX 
Dallas, TX 
Texarkana, TX
Fort Worth, TX 
Dallas, TX 
Georgetown, TX 
Houston, TX 
Wichita, KS
Fort Worth, TX 
Covina, CA 
Fort Worth, TX
Wichita Falls, TX
Austin, TX
Tyler, TX 
San Antonio, TX 
Dallas, TX
Spring, TX 
Baton Rouge, LA 
Little Rock, AR 
Mount Pleasant, TX