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HHS Fall Varsity Athletes and Teams Receive Scholar-Athlete Designation

    Congratulations to the Harrison High School Fall Varsity athletes, coaches and teams that…

HHS Technology Students Participate in White Plains Hospital Robotics Program

    Students from Harrison High School’s Technology classes donned scrubs and spent two days…

Harrison Avenue Elementary Celebrates Harrison’s Many Cultures

    Harrison Avenue Elementary School celebrated its annual Multicultural Night.  Students attended with their…

HHS Madrigal Singers Kick Off the Holiday Season

    The Harrison High School Madrigal Singers officially kicked off the holiday performance season…

HHS English Teachers Present AT NYS English Council Conference

    Jessica Burack and Tara Xanthopoulous, two of Harrison High School’s English teachers, were…

Purchase and Parsons Students Give Back To Community

    Students from Purchase and Parsons Memorial Elementary Schools have been collecting on behalf…

HHS Model Congress Team Earns Nine Awards at Princeton Conference in DC

    The Harrison High School Model Congress Team had an outstanding showing at the…

HCSD Welcomes Chris Galano as Director of Physical Education, Health & Athletics

    The Harrison Central School District is excited to welcome Chris Galano to the…

Samuel J Preston Students Participate in National Day of Writing

    The students at Samuel J Preston Elementary School were enthusiastic participants in the…

HHS’ Friends of Rachel Club Guide Two Donations Drives

    Members of the Harrison High School Friends of Rachel Club guided two donation…

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Water Quality Testing Notification - Updated 11/9/2016 (Includes LMK and HHS)

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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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