HONESDALE – The first week of the Wayne and Pike County Stock Market Challenge, sponsored by the Dime Bank began on Feb 5th.  In first place in the High School Division is Wayne Highland’s Samual Ehrlich under the guidance of advisor, Barbara Lutat.

A Middle School Division will be added next week.  The program is from The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy.  

Teams of high school students will represent their schools in a special local and competitive, investment competition.  This program is co-sponsored by The Wayne Independent, Carbondale News, and The News Eagle newspapers.  

The schools invited to participate are Canaan Christian Academy, Carbondale Area, Delaware Valley, Forest City Regional, Wallenpaupack Area, Wayne Highlands and  Western Wayne High Schools.  The game began on February 5th and ends May 15.   

The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy sponsored stock market competition offers players in grades 3-12 the opportunity to manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio by investing in stocks chosen from the USA markets: American, New York and NASDAQ exchanges. The competition teaches students about investing and encourages financial literacy through hands-on activities in the classroom.

About The Dime Bank

The Dime Bank has been helping customers meet their financial needs since 1905. Dedicated to helping people and businesses prosper, the bank offers a full array of financial services and solutions. The Dime Bank is locally operated and supports the communities it serves. For more information on The Dime Bank, visit www.thedimebank.com. Member FDIC.

Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL), part of the World Council on Financial Literacy, proudly sponsors this program.

About PennCFL

The mission of PennCFL is to provide Pennsylvania’s K-12 students with economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship skills that elevate their standard of living, quality of life, and professional success.

PennCFL sponsors financial games and programs with the participation of thousands of students, in 38 counties in the state, including many local schools.  Also, they offer entrepreneurship conferences and competitions with partnering colleges and universities. All teachers are offered free training and support.  For additional information, please contact Carolyn Shirk, Vice President at carolyn.shirk@verizon.net or call 570-975-5149.