Stock Market Game challenge participants again to be featured weekly in Sun-Gazette

Each week, The Sun-Gazette will publish the top three teams from local high and middle schools that are participating in The Sun-Gazette Stock Market Competition from the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy.

The new program is widely recognized as the best in the world, updating stock portfolios several times a day rather than overnight like other programs. Students can enjoy a more robust trading experience and more time can be spent learning with this technology.

Participating school districts include East Lycoming, Jersey Shore, Loyalsock Township, Montoursville, Montgomery, Muncy, Williamsport, along with Central Mountain High School and St. John Neumann Regional Academy. Competitions are held each fall and spring.

The competition is sponsored by the Woodlands Bank, Fairfield Auto Group, Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The Sun-Gazette is the oldest continuously operating enterprise in the West Branch Valley. They are the fourth oldest newspaper in Pennsylvania and the 12th oldest in the country.

“The Sun-Gazette is proud to partner with this program,” said Bernard A. Oravec, Sun-Gazette publisher. “It is very important that students learn how to plan and invest in their future. This program provides ‘hands-on,’ real world results that will grow confidence, excitement and interest in finance and business. This program should be part of the curriculum in every school in central Pennsylvania.”

Fairfield Auto Group has nine locations near Williamsport, Montoursville, Muncy, Danville and Lewisburg. “Fairfield is proud to support the students in the community,” said Rick Quigley, general manager of all dealerships, vice president of six and president of Chevrolet in Lewisburg and Ford in Williamsport.

The grand finale awards event will be held in May at Pennsylvania College of Technology and will honor those who learned and those who won.

For more information, if you want to learn how your students can participate, including home schools, please contact Carolyn Shirk, 570-975-5149.