HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today recognized the Fall 2017 Stock Market Challenge Winners from Montgomery Jr./Sr. High School and Muncy Jr./Sr. High School in Lycoming County during a special ceremony at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
The Stock Market 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. Thirty-eight of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties participate in the program.
Montgomery captured their 6th consecutive State Championship in the Challenge, this year competing in the “Advanced High School Division,” and Muncy captured the State Championship in the “High School Division.”
Both Montgomery and Muncy finished at the top of all divisions statewide, which included Advanced, High School, Middle School and Elementary School, and included over 2,600 other teams throughout the state.
“I am honored to introduce and welcome the Fall 2017 Stock Market Challenge Champions to the State Capitol,” Yaw said. “We couldn’t be more proud of the students who are here with us today, and what they have achieved by making informed decisions and developing and enhancing financial literacy skills.”
Senator Yaw presented students Joe Klock (Muncy); Josh Hall (Muncy); Kyle Rupert (Montgomery); Dylan Ring (Montgomery); Carter Smith (Montgomery) and Noah Eshenaur (Montgomery) with congratulatory certificates.
Along with their teachers and advisors, Ryan Monoski, of Montgomery and Beth Baker, of Muncy, the students were seated and recognized before the full state Senate.
Also recognized by Senator Yaw were Alan Dakey, President, of the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) and Scott Krug Co-Chairman of the Board for the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization which provides financial literacy and entrepreneurial education programs including the Stock Market Program for schools in Pennsylvania.
“The winning teams achieved an outstanding performance, with the management of their portfolios,” said Mr. Dakey. “More importantly, the skills that they learned through this competition will enhance their financial skills and future.”
Senator Yaw noted that since 1977, more than 15 million students have participated in The Stock Market Game Program.
For more information on the Stock Market Challenge, visit: http://www.penncfl.org/stock-market-simulation.html
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff