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Friday April 29, 2016

HHS Announces Class of 2016 Summa, Magna, and Cum Laude Students

    Congratulations to the students of the Class of 2016 whose outstanding academic achievements…

HHS Senior Awarded AATF Outstanding Student In French Award

    Congratulations to HHS senior Samantha Miles who has earned the 2016 Outstanding Senior…

Harrison High School Inducts New Members into the National Honor Society

    Harrison High School was proud to induct 89 new members into the National…

Fifth Annual HHS Field of Honor Opens in Honor of Sergeant Joseph Lemm

    The Harrison High School Marching Band opened the fifth annual Field of Honor…

LMK Carnival Raises Money for Blythedale Hospital In Memory of Jacob Sontag

    The Louis M. Klein Middle School Student Council hosted its fifth annual carnival…

HHS National Foreign Language Honor Society Induction

    Congratulations to the 138 students who were inducted into the Harrison High School…

HHS Spring Varsity and JV Sports Are Off and Running

    Although the cool temperatures at the beginning of the spring sports season were…

LMK Science Teacher Fred DePalma Shoots for the Moon

    Louis M. Klein Middle School eighth grade science teacher Fred DePalma spent his…

HHS IB Biology and Forensics Students Study DNA at Cold Spring Harbor Labs

    The Harrison High School IB Biology HL Year 2 and Forensics Science students…

Harrison High School Performing Arts Shine in Philly and Boston

    Members of the HHS Band, Chorus and Orchestra participated in unique learning workshops…

The Washington Post Challenge Index Ranks Harrison High School #1 in Westchester County

Harrison High School is proud to announce that it has been named once again number #1 in Westchester County, according...


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Harrison Central School District Drinking Water Deemed Safe

The Harrison Central School District took a proactive approach to making certain the water in the schools is safe for...


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Harrison High School May 2016 IB and AP Exam Schedule

Harrison High School will begin administering International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) exams on Monday, May 2, 2016. ...


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Harrison High School sophomores Jordan Canell and Nicholas Bilotta were finalists in the North Atlantic region of the 2014-2015 DECA Stock Market Game and will now travel to Orlando, Florida to compete in the national Stock Market Game at the 2015 DECA International Career Development Conference at the end of April.  The two, who finished 10th in their region, will compete among roughly 70 teams from all over the country and Canada and will defend their investment decisions.

For this competition, students could work in two or three member teams and had the opportunity to develop and manage an investment portfolio over a four month period from September through December that operated off the activities of the New York Stock Exchange. Jordan and Nick chose to concentrate the majority of stock they traded into two categories – Apple and Airlines.

“We based many of our investments on momentum, meaning the stock had been doing well prior to the time of purchase and was projected to continue to perform,” Nick said.  “We traded Apple stock many times throughout the competition, especially during the holiday season.  We also purchased Apple stock around the time of the iPhone 6/6 plus release and the announcement of the iWatch as we knew this would be a popular buy for holiday consumers.”

The two also concentrated their strategic efforts into the airline stocks of American Airlines and Delta based on fluctuating commodity prices.

“The purchase of these stocks was made as we noticed a decrease in the price of oil,” said Nick.  “Changes in other markets such as the decrease in the price of oil typically result in cheaper flights and greater sales by the airlines and an increase in stock prices.”

At the beginning of the competition, student teams were given a fictitious $100,000 with which to invest.   The Stock Market Game is conducted via the Internet and each participating team manages all aspects of the portfolio, including stock selection, buying, and selling.  By the end of the four month period, Nick and Jordan’s portfolio was worth $115,893.34.

“We do not consider the actions we took to be investing, as the Stock Market Game did not take place over a long period of time,” said Jordan.  “Rather we consider the action we took to be “trading”, as this term pertains to buying and selling stock over short periods of time.  The Stock Market Game was a great experience and with nationals soon approaching, we will be working hard on our presentation.”

 

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