Students take on stock market, claim first place in regional competition

Each semester Mr. Soland’s class participates in a stock market simulation that runs in real-time with the NYSE and the Nasdaq markets. Groups are given $100,000 of virtual money and seek to invest in companies that would improve their portfolios.  Students research companies, buy and sell daily, and follow their investments throughout the semester.  Even better, they have the opportunity to compete against other schools and groups throughout the state and nation.

This past semester the group of Spencer Breen, Elijah Colbeck, Gabe Enderle, Nathan Rund, Ethan Rinke, and  Rylie Sheridan claimed first place in the regional rankings….earning over $28,000 on their investments in just two and a half months. They also competed against over 1500 teams from different schools in the state and placed 2nd overall. This is the highest placing of any Fergus Falls team thus far.

Their constant attention to detail and determined effort earned them a $300.00 prize, t-shirts, plaques, and some other in-class incentives along the way. They did an amazing job!

The Stock Market Game is sponsored by Best Prep and the SIMFA Foundation.

Free Application Day – Mayville State University – March 1st!

On March 1st, 2017, for 24 hours, there will be no fee to apply to MSU. Prospective students can apply within those 24 hours without paying the $35 fee.

Start the application process NOW, and submit it on March 1st. You can begin the process by visiting and clicking on the “Apply” button on the bottom of the page. On the payment screen, choose “mail in check” so the fee can be waived. If there are any questions regarding applications please call Jim Morowski, Director of Admissions (701) 788-4619.