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Montgomery Schools Top Market-Simulation Game

Roy A. Fletcher, assistant professor of business administration: banking and finance, offers to share classroom access to the college’s live market tracking tools.
Roy A. Fletcher, assistant professor of business administration: banking and finance, offers to share classroom access to the college’s live market tracking tools.
Gerri F. Luke, dean of business and hospitality, offers an inspirational message, asking students to consider doing their best for others a bigger win than doing their best for themselves.
Gerri F. Luke, dean of business and hospitality, offers an inspirational message, asking students to consider doing their best for others a bigger win than doing their best for themselves.
FNB Bank regional president Bryan Holmes addresses the group.
FNB Bank regional president Bryan Holmes addresses the group.

Students from seven Lycoming County high schools and three middle schools visited Penn College’s Thompson Professional Development Center to celebrate their completion of Economics Pennsylvania’s 2015-16 Stock Market Game. The Stock Market Game is a classroom simulation that offers players the opportunity to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The top high school team, announced at the recent gathering, was Montgomery Area High School, which finished the year with 169,855.70 total equity, followed by Loyalsock Township High School and Muncy High School. Among middle schools, Montgomery Area finished first with $131,689.69, followed by Muncy Junior High School and Williamsport Area Middle School. As part of the event, students participated in a “professional meet and greet” with representatives of FNB Bank, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, EconomicsPennsylvania and Penn College’s School of Business & Hospitality. Comments were offered by Gerri F. Luke, dean of business and hospitality; Brian K. Walton, assistant dean of business and hospitality; and Roy A. Fletcher, assistant professor of business administration: banking and finance, as well as Bernard Oravec, publisher of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette; Bryan Holmes, regional president of FNB Bank; and Carolyn Shirk, of EconomicsPennsylvania.