Shamokin Area middle and high schools still retain top spot in Week 5

Shamokin Area high and middle school teams continue to hold the top position in Week 5 of the annual Stock Market Game Challenge from EconomicsPennsylvania. The challenge is sponsored locally by Sunbury Motor Company and The News-Item. The competition features teams from Line Mountain, Mount Carmel Area, Shamokin Area and Our Lady of Lourdes middle and high schools. Open to teachers and students in grades 4 through 12, the challenge is a 10-week simulation that offers players the opportunity to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stock chosen from the American, New York and NASDAQ markets. The activity is designed to increase students' understanding of the economy, markets, corporations and more.