The Stock Market Competition

PHOTO PROVIDED Pictured is Alayna Rousey, a Central Mountain High School student under the leadership of Donna Mayes.

Williamsport Sun-Gazette/Fairfield Auto Group/Pennsylvania College of Technology/Woodlands Bank/Pennsylvania

Council on Financial Literacy

The Stock Market Competition

Week 8

High School

1. Montgomery – 249,522.70

Ryan Monoski

2. Muncy – 211,161.72

Beth Baker

3. Jersey Shore – 144,615.75

Jeffrey Miller

Middle School

1. Muncy – 109,055.98

Beth Baker

2. St. John Neumann – 101,351.80

James Ledda

3. Williamsport – 100,444.79

Lisa Walter

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

Students work together in teams, practicing leadership, organization, negotiation and cooperation as they compete for the top spot.

In building a portfolio, students research and evaluate stocks, and make decisions based on what they’ve learned.

To determine why certain stocks perform the way they do, or why the broader market has moved up or down, they need to understand how the economy works, and to calculate their returns they need to do the math.

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