HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today welcomed students from Montgomery Area High School, Lycoming County, to the Pennsylvania Senate and recognized them on their 2015 Stock Market Game Challenge statewide victory.
The Stock Market Game Challenge is an award-winning educational program used in classrooms to help teach math, social studies, business, economics and language skills, while focusing on the importance of long term savings and investments. Students compete regionally and statewide with other school students. Montgomery Area High School participated in the fall 2015 game and won first place in the state for the game ending December 2015.
“Through the Stock Market Game Challenge these young adults have excelled in a number of disciplines including leadership, organization, negotiation and cooperation,” Yaw said. “It was a privilege to welcome them to Harrisburg and offer my heartfelt congratulations on their accomplishment.”
If the Stock Market Game, students are given a virtual cash account of $100,000, and are encouraged to create the best-performing portfolio using a live trading simulation. The high school team’s total equity was $169,855. Students from Montgomery Area School District competing in the Spring 2016 Challenge also finished in first place.
Joining the students today at the State Capitol were Montgomery’s School District Superintendent Daphne Bowers, High School Principal Joseph Stoudt and Ryan Monoski, Advisor and Mathematics Teacher.