Teams from the Lewisburg Area School District won both the high school and middle school divisions of the Stock Market Challenge, according to results from the 10th and final week of competition.
The results, provided by Carolyn Shirk, vice president of The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy, which ran the competition, show the Lewisburg high school team that won gained $64,000 in earnings in its portfolio in the final week. A Shamokin Area team moved the school from fifth to second place with a gain of $29,000. Milton Area, which sat in first place after the eighth week, dropped from third to sixth after losing $20,000 in the final week.
In the middle school arena, Lewisburg just needed a gain of $1,000 in earnings to hold on for the win. A team from Our Lady of Lourdes gained $4,000 to move up from third to second and replace Shamokin Area, which lost $12,000 to drop to fourth. Warrior Run gained $5,000 to finish third.
Teams of students from schools in Northumberland, Montour, Union and Snyder counties managed hypothetical $100,000 portfolios as part of the Stock Market Challenge. The Northumberland National Bank and The Daily Item sponsored the competition.
“Congratulations to each of the teams for a great job with this year’s Stock Market Competition,” said J. Donald Steele Jr., chairman, president and CEO of The Northumberland National Bank. “On behalf of the entire team of professionals at The Northumberland National Bank, it has been our pleasure to sponsor this spring’s game in partnership with The Daily Item.”
Students who participated and the teachers who advised them are invited to a grand finale at the Packer House on April 30 with a reception at 10:45 a.m., luncheon at 11:15 a.m. and program at 11:45 a.m.
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