Seminar Class Wins National SIFMA Investing Competition

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Canyonville Christian Academy’s Seminar class wins the National SIFMA Investing Competition!

Canyonville Christian Academy has another exciting victory in the National SIFMA Investing Competition! International students of CCA’s Seminar Class finish number one in the 2014 national stock market game (Capitol Hill Challenge) and qualify for an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

This 14 week contest ended May 9th and included over 4,200 teams with more than 15,000 students from across the United States. The online investing competition uses real-time stock prices and is sponsored by the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). SIFMA is the national organization representing the financial industry.

The awards ceremony will take place June 11th at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.  Among the planned events for the students is a meeting with Oregon Senators and Congressmen.

In the stock game, the winning team has a $100,000 starting position which they are able to increase by over 85% in three months. Prior Canyonville Christian Academy teams have finished in the top 10 in the nation eight times since 2010. This class also won a separate 2014 competition for Oregon high schools with entries sweeping the first four places.

Seminar class, taught by Roger Shaffer, covers a wide range of topics, regularly including an extended study of investing and the stock market. Roger Shaffer is the grandson of Canyonville Christian Academy’s (formerly Canyonville Bible Academy) founder A.M. Shaffer. CCA as it is affectionately called, is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary as a school.



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