Lewisburg Area tops in stock market competition – Sunbury Daily Item

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Teams from Lewisburg Area High School and the middle school finished the 10th and final week of the stock market competition well ahead of their competitors.

A team from the Danville Middle School finished second and a team from Warrior Run finished third in the middle school division.

A Lewisburg high school team advised by teacher Michael Creeger finished ahead of a Shamokin Area team advised by David Kopitsky, earning nearly $40,000 more than the second-place competitor. Tris West’s middle school team from Lewisburg earned more than $33,000 more than the Danville team advised by James Brennan.

In the stock market competition, teams of one or more students each manages a hypothetical investment of $100,000 in stocks, bonds and mutual funds and makes buying and trading decisions based on the stock market. The students whose investments make the most money win. The competition ended on Friday.

The Northumberland National Bank, The Daily Item and Bloomsburg University’s Zeigler College of Business co-sponsored the competition.

The 10th-week standings are listed as follows, with advisers and total funds available:

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION  

1. Lewisburg High School, Michael Creeger, $163,413.32

2. Shamokin Area, David Kopitsky, $123,724.56 

3. Mifflinburg Area, Danielle Dressler, $116,040.53

4. Milton Area, Debra Bleistein, $108,922.68

5. Selinsgrove Area, Daniel Frake, $107,201.99

6. Line Mountain, Karrie Bowman, $106,958.98

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

1. Lewisburg Area, Tris West, $151,509.57

2. Danville, James Brennan, $118,376.26

3. Warrior Run, Jeremy Betz, $114,751.04

4. Midd-West, Melissa Stuck, $113,190.40

5. Milton Area, Seth Reitz, $111,134.69

6. Shikellamy, Travis Stevens, $105,429.15