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Canyonville Christian Academy Class Wins a Trip to Nation’s Capital

Canyonville Christian Academy seminar students

Canyonville Christian Academy offers a unique class called “Seminar” taught by Roger Shaffer, grandson of A.M. Shaffer, the founder of CCA.

The seminar class is known as the “culture” class at the academy.  Students that take this class learn how to play chess, go on trips to operas, symphonies, to listen to political speakers and to famous art museums in Los Angeles.   They also compete in the stock market game for high schools and have won the Oregon version of it for up to 8 years in a row.

Roger Shaffer‘s seminar class, entered a pair of portfolios that placed third and fourth in this year’s Capitol Hill Challenge, beating out teams from nearly 670 other schools.  The prize?  Students from the top 10 schools received an all-expenses-paid, three-day trip to the nation’s Capitol, courtesy of competition sponsor SIFMA Foundation, which promotes education about financial markets.  This Private Christian Academy beat out New Jersey’s High Technology High School that is only minutes away from Wall Street, and Chicago’s 4,000 student Nueco Valley High School.

Congratulations to all the hard working students who participated!

To read the full Oregonian article click here.  For additional information about Canyonville Christian Academy


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