A team from Lackawanna Trail High School was recently recognized for finishing in third place in the Stock Market Game competition at the University of Scranton, which hosts one of the regional EconomicsPennsylvania Centers for Economic Education.

The Stock Market Game, a program of EconomicsPennsylvania, is a ten-week simulation during which students from three grade categories invest an imaginary $100,000 by buying stocks listed on the major securities exchanges. Students who compete in the game learn how financial markets operate and hone their mathematics and decision-making skills. Separate ten-week competitions are held in the fall and spring. Team rankings are based on final portfolio values. The team from Lackawanna Trail High School participated in the fall competition at the seventh and eighth-grade level. The awards ceremony was cosponsored by The Honesdale National Bank and Prudential Financial.

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From left, front row: Anthony Dalasio, team adviser; Dylyn Mooers, Koyotie Vilchock and Tieler Mooers. Back row: Mike Williamson, vice president, Prudential Financial; William Carmody, Honesdale National Bank financial service representative; Thomas E. Sheridan, Jr., president and CEO, the Honesdale National Bank; Raymond Ceccotti, senior vice president, the Honesdale National Bank. David Klinges, Connor Ferguson and Austin Aukema were also team members.