Sen. Yaw Recognizes Montgomery High School Stock Market Challenge Winners

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today recognized the Fall 2018 Stock Market Challenge Winners from Montgomery Jr./Sr. High School in Lycoming County during a special ceremony at the State Capitol.

The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy’s 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 7th consecutive state championship in the Challenge this year competing in the “Advanced High School Division.”

“I am honored to introduce and welcome the Fall 2018 Stock Market Challenge Champions to the State Capitol,” Sen. Yaw said.  “We couldn’t be more proud of the students who are here with us today, and what they have achieved by developing and enhancing their financial literacy skills.”

Senator Yaw welcomed Rhyle Strausbaugh, Gage Yohn, Brayden Strouse, Brennan Bailey and Kalen Guyer to the Senate Chamber, along with their teacher and advisor, Ryan Monoski of Montgomery Jr./Sr. High School, and Carolyn Shirk of the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy.

Senator Yaw noted that since 1977, more than 15 million students have participated in The Stock Market Game Program.

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(L to R) Ryan Monoski, Advisor; Brennan Bailey; Kalen Guyer; Gage Yohn; Rhyle Strausbaugh; Brayden Strouse and Carolyn Shirk of the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy


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