MONTGOMERY - Legislators from across the state are participating with students in the Stock Market Game Legislative Challenge sponsored by EconomicsPennsylvania, the single largest not-for-profit economic education organization in the Commonwealth.
The statewide competition involves teams of students challenging local legislators to determine who can amass the largest stock portfolio in the Spring Stock Market Game, which is open to teachers and students grade four through 12.
The game is a 10-week simulation that offers players the opportunity to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks chosen from the American, New York and NASDAQ markets.
From left, are Mike Snyder, Montgomery Area High School teacher and Stock Market Game adviser; students Dominic Galanti and Dillon Marshall; and Curtis Fay, from state Sen. Gene Yaw’s office.
Locally, Sen. Gene Yaw competed against Michael Snyder's team of students - Dominic Galanti and Dillon Marshall at Montgomery Area High School.
Curtis Fay assisted the senator with the program and presented the students with a special citation from the Pennsylvania Senate.
The student team won the competition with Yaw and ranked sixth in the state overall.
"The Stock Market Game not only teaches about the U.S. economic system but helps sharpen decision-making skills, encourages interest in effective financial management and helps foster positive research and team building relationships," Yaw said.