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The Personal Finance Lab

Courses and Lessons, Personal Budgeting Game
and Stock Market Challenges

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William Fennie III, CFA, Vice President & Trust Investment Officer, and Daniel J. Santaniello, President and Chief Executive Officer excited to share that their business will award the student with the highest portfolio in the Fidelity Bank/Lackawanna County Stock Market Challenge a brand new Chromebook in addition to the regular student and teacher prizes.

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Brighter Financial Futures dba The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy, along with sponsor Fidelity Bank, would like to congratulate Aiden Hapshe. He was First Place in the Lackawanna Stock Market Challenge and 3rd Place Middle School State Champion. Aiden worked under the leadership of teacher Barbara Ainey, Howard Gardner Charter. Left to Right: TreeAnne McEnery, Assistant Principal at Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School, Barbara Ainey, Teacher; Aiden Hapshe, student; William J. Fennie III, CFA VP & Investment Officer.

All Lackawanna County schools are invited to participate in the elementary, middle, or high school competitions.

Current Quarter and Semester Game Dates

In the Spring, we celebrate with special County prizes for Middle School and High School competitions  

Lackawanna County Spring Full Semester Prizes

Top Middle & High School Wins: *

First Place - $100 - top game, $35 teacher

Second Place - $50 game, $30 teacher

Third Place - $30 game, $20 teacher

***Must be active games, no cash only portfolios​.  One prize per school. 

Lackawanna Prizes
Leaders' Board - Spring 2023
Lackawanna Ranking
Special funding for our programs has been made available for Lackawanna County Schools thanks to the following sponsors:
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Proudly supported by the North Penn Charitable Foundation 

Our Personal Finance Lab includes a Personal Budgeting Game, LMS-based Curriculum, and a stock market competition.  The Stock Market Challenge offers players in grades 3-12 the opportunity to manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio by investing in stocks chosen from the USA markets: American, New York and NASDAQ exchanges. The competition teaches students about investing and encourages financial literacy through hands-on activities in the classroom. For more information on our partnership with these sponsors, click to view the full press release.

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Sponsored Schools

The schools invited to participate are Abington Heights, Dunmore, Holy Cross, Lakeland,    Mid Valley, North Pocono, Old Forge, Riverside, Scranton Prep, Scranton SD, and Valley View School Districts along with private schools. 

If you are ready to create a sponsorship relationship which exceeds your goals and gives you the chance to become a part of our growing, passionate organization, contact us at or call 570-975-5149.

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