November 07, 2005

TCU's Neeley School Honors High School Investor Challenge Participants

 

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TCU's Neeley School of Business Honors High School Investor Challenge Participants

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 3, 2005) - The Luther King Capital Management Center for Financial Studies at TCU's M.J. Neeley School of Business honored the 2005 TCU High School Investor Challenge participants with a Recognition Banquet on Tuesday, April 26 th . The High School Investor Challenge gives students the opportunity to learn from investment professionals and finance faculty to manage a stock portfolio worth $10,000 during their senior year of high school.

The TCU High School Investor Challenge, sponsored by the Luther King Capital Management Center for Financial Studies in conjunction with Fidelity Investments and McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishing, brings rising seniors in high school to TCU each summer to spend five days on campus, introducing them to investing in the stock market. Following training, students are placed in charge of a $10,000 stock portfolio to manage throughout their senior year of high school. They return to campus one Saturday morning of each month and present proposed stock trades to security analysts, who critique their analyses and coach the students in the finer points of stock picking.

This year's participants included Lauren Carter of Trinity High School, Natalie Franklin of Fort Worth Country Day, Rocio Gordillo of Northside High School, Andrew Hanson of Paschal High School, Ryan Millet of Trinity High School, Yuan Qu of Southwest High School, Emily Salas of Western Hills High School, and David Willden of North Crowley High School. Each of the participants in the 2005 program increased the value of their initial portfolio during the Challenge, and students who attend TCU in the fall will be able to apply the money they earned over the initial $10,000 investment toward their TCU tuition.