Montgomery takes first place in stock market challenge
Schools across Pennsylvania competed in the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy’s Stock Market Challenge, from the world leader in financial simulations, Stock-Trak. Woodlands Bank and Fairfield Auto Group sponsored this program for Lycoming County. Weis Markets, in part, also sponsored the statewide competitions.
Teams of students each managed a hypothetical investment of $100,000 in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and made buying and trading decisions based on the stock market. The students who traded and finished the competition with the most money won.
Montgomery School District ranked first place in the high school division and first place in the middle school division for the Lycoming County spring 2020 competition. The winning students are Eli Barbier, Duane Bower, Kai Felix, Blake Gingery, and Alex Hans for the high school division. They worked under the guidance of teacher Ryan Monoski. Montgomery High school finished in the number one spot in the entire state.
At Muncy, the district ranked second place in the high school division and third place in the middle school division.The winning students are Evan Dayhoff for the high school division and Addison Gresh for the middle school division.They worked under the guidance of teacher Beth Baker.
Montoursville’s C.E. McCall Middle School ranked second place in the middle school division for the Lycoming County spring 2020 competition.The winning student is Elyse Boyle. She worked under the guidance of teacher Patty Confer. Montoursville finished in 10th place in the Statewide Elementary school division.
The statewide competitions were sponsored by Weis Markets and First National Bank.