Published June 12. 2021 09:00AM
They displayed an astute business acumen well beyond their years.
Three St. John Neumann Regional School students recently flourished in a Stock Market Challenge Competition sponsored by the Mauch Chunk Trust Company.
Seventh-grader Ian Walck won the Middle School Division, while eighth-grader Delia Winas finished second, and seventh-grader Aidan Winas was third.
School Principal Mary Comensky explained how the students were able to succeed.
“They met virtually every Wednesday during the time of the competition to work together to build a portfolio,” Comensky said. “During the pandemic, they found the way under the direction of a parent volunteer to meet as an after school activity and continue learning while not necessarily being in school.”
Comensky applauded the students for their approach and willingness.
“It was something they asked to do, and were willing to do it virtually on their own time after school,” she said. “It’s very exciting, pretty cool.”
The Stock Market Challenge Competition is organized through nonprofit Brighter Financial Futures (dba PennCFL).
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