ALEXANDRIA, MN, February 12th, 2020 – On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 approximately 110 personal finance students presented their investment plan to four financial advisor groups in the second annual Investment Challenge. Each financial advisor and partner donated $1,000 to be placed in the stock market based on the top presentation in each class. After the investment has been made for twelve months, the balance of the investment will be donated to AAHS DECA.
The event began on Friday, January 31st when each financial advisor gave a class presentation about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and index funds. During the next three class periods, students were given the task of selecting the best investment over the next 12 months. Financial advisors came back into the classroom on the final day to judge and determine the winners. Financial Advisors participating include: Tim Bush and Andrew Holte of Bell Bank Investments, Kevin Engebretson and Tom Steidl of Ameriprise Financial, Jerrod Hammerback and Craig Olson of Bremer Bank, and Erin Berns of NorthRock Partners.