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Palmerton Student Wins Statewide Stock Market Challenge

The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) is proud to announce that Palmerton School District student Lucas Green, under the leadership of educator Sarah Sullivan, has finished within the top ten of the Statewide Middle School Division of the Stock Market Challenge. This program is generously sponsored by Mauch Chunk Trust Company. PennCFL provides all students in grades 3-12 in Pennsylvania a world-class, web-based stock simulation platform and curriculum. Students can learn how to invest all year long by using the whole curriculum, courses, and more, including two ten-week competitions. The competitions are held in the classroom, by county and state-wide.
The platform provides lessons, assignments, and grading for seamless teacher management. The cutting-edge, real-time stock game is derived from Stock-Trak's
University Platform, which is used in over 80% of the top business schools in the United States.
Teachers and students get access to our extensive experiential education teaching and learning tool designed by Stock-Trak, the world’s leading provider of investment portfolio simulations for colleges and schools. It offers an entire standards-aligned curriculum library and a distance learning-optimized lesson plan database which includes a Google Slides presentation library, teacher training webinars, a student video library, a full personal finance course and a teacher’s dashboard for student assignments, progress reports, and grading.
Mauch Chunk Trust Company was incorporated on August 25, 1902 and remains a locally owned and managed independent community bank. While many banks of our type have merged or simply disappeared, our ability to change with the times has allowed us to grow and prosper for over 118 years. We have 7 community banking offices & 1 Trust/Investment office located in Carbon & Schuylkill Counties, Pennsylvania in the following communities: Jim Thorpe, Albrightsville, Lehighton, Nesquehoning, Hometown and West Penn. For more information, please visit
Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) is a 501(c)3 organization and approved by Pennsylvania's Department of Community & Economic Development as an Educational Improvement Organization. PennCFL sponsors financial competitions and entrepreneurial programs resulting in over 20,000 students in Pennsylvania. Training and support are provided to hundreds of teachers.
Our mission is to provide Pennsylvania’s K-12 students with economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship skills that elevate their standard of living, quality of life, and professional success. We showcase exceptional talent across the state, from business, education, and government.
Our nonprofit organization is passionate about teaching young people solid financial management skills. Pennsylvania is one of the most rural states in the country because it is largely made up of small towns and rural communities. Many families here struggle to make ends meet. Our goal is to break that pattern by instilling a firm sense of financial competency and responsibility in the next generation.
Our goal is to be the leader in K-12 financial literacy and entrepreneurship education. For additional information, please contact Alan Dakey, President at or Carolyn Shirk, Vice President, call 570-975-5149 or visit us at

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