MCAHS runs a close second in week six of the stock market game – News Item

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MOUNT CARMEL AREA PHOTO Stock market game sponsors Tom Mertz, president of Sunbury Motor Co., and Andy Heintzelman, editor of The News-Item, visited Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School recently to meet with teams participating in this year’s game. From left are, seated, Emilee Barnhardt, Tyler Barnhardt, Michael Scicchitano and Ben McFadden; standing, Heintzelman, Mertz and adviser Aaron Domanski.

MOUNT CARMEL AREA PHOTO Stock market game sponsors Tom Mertz, president of Sunbury Motor Co., and Andy Heintzelman, editor of The News-Item, visited Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School recently to meet with teams participating in this year’s game. From left are, seated, Emilee Barnhardt, Tyler Barnhardt, Michael Scicchitano and Ben McFadden; standing, Heintzelman, Mertz and adviser Aaron Domanski.

SHAMOKIN — Mount Carmel Area High School students are gaining the lead by overtaking Line Mountain for second place. All that separates Mount Carmel from knocking Shamokin out of first place is $1,000.

In middle school action, some crafty investing has given Our Lady of Lourdes a gigantic leap in gains at $161,381, making it rather difficult for the other two schools to overtake its lead anytime soon.

This year’s Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy competition offers players in grades three through 12 the opportunity to manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio by investing in stocks chosen from the American, New York and NASDAQ markets. The competition, which began Feb. 5 and ends April 13, teaches students about investing and encourages financial literacy through hands-on activities in the classroom.

Sunbury Motor Co. and The News-Item are sponsoring the event for local schools again this year.

Below are top teams for this week, along with top rankings from the previous weeks.