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Rishil Gadde Earns Recognition in Stock Market Game

Rishil GaddeLadue Horton Watkins High School junior Rishil Gadde received 5th place in the Central region during the 2022-2023 DECA Stock Market Game.

DECA members were challenged with developing and managing a virtual investment portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds with the aim of increasing the value of their portfolio while maintaining its diversity.

Rankings were based on the percentage growth above or below the value of the S&P 500.

This is the second consecutive year in which Rishil has placed in the top five. 

“I have always found the stock market to be fascinating and a great way to learn various life skills,” Gadde said.

“The Stock Market Game has allowed me to practice what I have learned. I am grateful that I was able to qualify for the DECA International competition again and hope to use the skills that I have learned from Stock Market Game when using real money.”

The top 25 students in each DECA region qualify to present their portfolio during the 2023 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) this April in Orlando.

DECA is a career and technical student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs who are interested in careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management; you can learn more information on the DECA website.