MMI Preparatory School teams swept the top three positions in the seventh and eighth grade division in the year-long edition of the Stock Market Game for the University of Scranton region. The competition’s objective is to introduce participants to the fundamentals of investing.
The team of Ayla Cooper, Carly Pennington, Harriet Wilson and Maya Rizkalla captured first place in the competition. Madyson Hornack, Benjamin Putnam, Joshua Serock and Grant Warren came in second. Emily Ankiewicz, Catrina Havrilla, Adam Tron, Macy Zenier and Abigail Walters finished third. MMI social sciences instructor Michael Scarlato was the student adviser for the competition.
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation's acclaimed Stock Market Game program is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance and prepares them for financially independent futures. More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. The Stock Market Game has reached 16 million students since its inception in 1977.
Ayla Cooper is the daughter of Lea Cooper, White Haven, and Jason Cooper, Avoca; Carly Pennington is the granddaughter of Robert O’Hearn and Gail Cramer, White Haven; Harriet Wilson is the daughter of Juliana Obi-Wilson, Drums, and Rodney Wilson, Bushkill; Maya Rizkalla is the daughter of George and Sandra Rizkalla, Drums; Madyson Hornack is the daughter of John and Jeanie Hornack, Hazleton; Benjamin Putnam is the son of Benjamin and Andrea Putnam, Sugarloaf; Joshua Serock is the son of Paul and Erin Serock, Drums; Grant Warren is the son of Richard Warren, Danville, and Atty. Rebecca Warren, Danville; Emily Ankiewicz is the daughter of Carl and Gwendolyn Ankiewicz, Mountaintop; Catrina Havrilla is the daughter of James and Emily Havrilla, Mountaintop; Adam Tron is the son of Dr. Eduardo Tron and Dr. Graciela Bianco, Mountaintop; Macy Zenier is the daughter of Tedd and Judith Zenier, Conyngham; and Abigail Walters is the daughter of Teisha and Christopher Hardy, White Haven.