Campus Event Sounds Closing Bell for 'Stock Market Challenge'

Published 05.15.2013

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Dean Edward A. Henninger tells guests about Penn College's Student Managed Investment Fund, which uses real money to heighten students' appreciation of the risks and responsibilities involved in portfolio management.Visiting high school students enjoy a "fireside chat" with Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs/provost..Sun-Gazette editor David F. Troisi talks about the newspaper's philosophy of community partnership and educational support – and the benefit of a hands-on financial exercise in conjunction with textbook learning.EconomicsPennsylvania's Stock Market Challenge, in which students from eight local high schools were given a virtual bankroll of $100,000 each and tasked with managing an investment portfolio over the past 10 weeks, held its wrap-up event on Penn College's main campus Wednesday. Students from Hughesville, Loyalsock Township, Montoursville Area, Montgomery, Muncy, South Williamsport Area and Williamsport Area high schools, as well as St. John Neumann Regional Academy, took part – touring the college and attending a recognition ceremony in the Thompson Professional Development Center. The top team was from Montgomery, where students posted a "return" of more than $35,000 on their investments. The event included a "meet and greet" with School of Business and Computer Technologies faculty and others; a welcome from Edward A. Henninger, school dean; and remarks from representatives of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Jersey Shore State Bank, which co-sponsored the competition, and Carolyn Shirk, vice president of EconomicsPennsylvania.