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HELENA– After a morning that tested the business knowledge of students across Montana, Team 8 from Heritage Christian High School in Bozeman was named the 2018 Challenge Bowl champion. Rounding out the top three was Team 2 from Dillon Middle School in second-place and Billings Skyview in third-place.

“We had an amazing morning as students across the Treasure State participated in the second ever Challenge Bowl,” said Alexandria Klapmeier, communications director for the Montana Chamber of Commerce. “We saw teams like Billings Central increase their stock price by $20 after quarter two and we also saw how students reacted when the economy tanked. We’re very proud of everyone’s hard work and are happy to award these deserving students scholarships.”

The Challenge Bowl is an opportunity for the top 16 teams from the spring and fall semester of the High School Business Challenge (HSBC) to go head-to-head and win scholarship money. The HSBC is an eight-week business simulation during the fall and spring where students make business decisions for a company they run. During the Challenge Bowl, students complete four inputs to represent four business quarters.

Scholarships are awarded to all participants in the Challenge Bowl. First place team members receive $1,000 per student; second place, $750 per student; and third place team members each receive $500. Participants not placing in the top three each receive a $100 scholarship.

Here are the full results and final stock prices from the second ever Challenge Bowl (Some schools had multiple teams participating):

Heritage Christian – Team 8 – $46.80/share
Dillon Middle School – Team 2 – $46.50/share
Billings Skyview – $42.95/share
Anaconda – Team 10 – $42.55/share
Anaconda – Team 11 – $39.75/share
Anaconda – Team 12 – $39.35/share
Dillon Middle School – Team 1- $38.90/share
Anaconda – Team 9 – $38.15/share
Dillon Middle School – Team 3 – $30.54/share
Malta – Team 5 – $26.15/share
Billings Central – $25.60/share
Poplar – Team 15 – $22.95/share
Libby – $22.66/share
Malta – Team 4 – $22.15/share
Poplar – Team 14 – $20.55/share
Heritage Christian – Team 7 – $10/share

The High School Business Challenge would like to the thank the instructors who led their teams in the Challenge Bowl this year which included: Wayne Tofslie, Jeremy Anderson, Kurt Wohler, Russell Biniek, Shawn Bleth, Levi Osborne, Robert Hay, Michelle Foss, Shawn Bleth and Robert Hay. Business Advisers for the day included: Margit Baake, Montana Sen. Jeff Welborn, Webb Brown, Dan Brunell, Anne Booth, George Mercer, and Montana Rep. Vince Ricci.

The High School Business Challenge fulfills a core objective of Envision 2026 , the ten-year strategic plan of the Montana Chamber – namely youth entrepreneurship. The HSBC is administered by the Montana Council on Economic Education and scholarships are coordinated by Reach Higher Montana.


The Montana Chamber Foundation, with support from individuals, businesses and foundations, offers the business education competition to any school in Montana interested in bringing their students a real-life simulation that teaches business operations and management. Since the start of the Challenge in 2000, over 20,000 students have participated and over $80,000 in scholarships awarded.
If you are interested in donating to the Chamber Foundation, click here .

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2018
Media Contact: Communications Director Alexandria Klapmeier
(C) 406-437-4634 or [email protected]

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