Shamokin Area maintained its lead in the high school division and pulled ahead in the middle school division after Week 5 in the Economics Pennsylvania Stock Market Game. Advisers for the teams are David Kopitsky, high school, and Stephen Keller, middle school.

The Stock Market Game is sponsored by The News-Item and Sunbury Motors.

The Stock Market Game is an award-winning educational program in which students are given a virtual cash amount of $100,000 and are encouraged to create the best-performance portfolio using a live trading simulation. Students work in teams.

(While there are multiple teams taking part in the game at each participating school, Economics Pennsylvania is reporting the dollar amount for the leading team at each school for this weekly report.)