OLOL middle school continues downward drop in week eight of stock market game – News Item

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Our Lady of Lourdes middle school continues its downward drop in money in the stock market game. From a high of $161,381 two weeks ago, the slide continues to get worse at $117,814 in week eight, though they are still a strong second-place holder, with Line Mountain $17,000 behind in third place.

In the high school division, no great change occurred in week eight in any of the top three schools represented, with Shamokin Area still commanding first place with a large lead over its other two competitors.

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.

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