Luke Rainey

Luke Rainey represented Penns Manor

Penns Manor High School ranked in the top 10 in the high school statewide division for the spring 2020 competition of the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy’s Stock Market Challenge.

The winning student was Luke Rainey, who worked under the guidance of teacher Christopher Zayachak.

Schools across Pennsylvania competed in the challenge hosted by Stock-Trak financial simulator. First National Bank and Weis Markets sponsored the statewide competitions. Teams of students each managed a hypothetical investment of $100,000 in stocks, bonds and mutual funds and made buying and trading decisions based on the stock market. Students who finished the competition with the most money won.

The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy’s stock market competition offers players in grades 3 to 12 a chance to play the stock market by investing in stocks chosen from the American, New York and NASDAQ exchanges. The competition teaches students about investing and encourages financial literacy through a totally web-based curriculum, assignments with grading, videos and more. A Budget Challenge Simulation was added in April, and online entrepreneurship programs were approved by the state in February, for an August launch.