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First National Bank & Weis Markets Support Elementary Students of Pennsylvania
First National Bank & Weis Markets Support Elementary Students of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, May 06, 2020

First National Bank & Weis Markets

Support Elementary Students of Pennsylvania

Middleburg – The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy works with teachers
statewide to give our students a better understanding of personal finance
decision-making, to improve our children’s future and this country’s economic
prosperity. Never in our lifetime, has the price of failure been too high, to ignore.
Schools across Pennsylvania competed in the Pennsylvania Council on Financial
Literacy’s Stock Market Challenge, from the world leader in financial simulations,
Stock-Trak. First National Bank and Weis Markets, two tremendous essential
companies, are generously sponsoring all statewide competitions. Teams of
students each managed a hypothetical investment of $100,000 in stocks, bonds,
and mutual funds and made buying and trading decisions based on the stock
market. The students who traded and finished the competition with the most
money won.
Middleburg Elementary School ranked second place in the elementary statewide
division for the spring 2020 competition. The winning student is Jocelyn
Nipple. She worked under the guidance of teacher, Casey Balliet. Jocelyn
shared, “I learned how to buy and sell stocks. While competing in the stock market
challenge, one of the many things I found interesting, was how they fluctuated
over time. Personally, I enjoyed competing in the stock market challenge, and
hope to do it again."
Weis Markets was founded in 1912 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, and has grown into
a Mid-Atlantic food retailer operating 198 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland,
Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and West Virginia.
Weis continues to expand its footprint in the region with state-of-the-art store
openings and remodels, and continually innovates around the customer
experience with initiatives ranging from the Low, Low Price program, which offers
customers the lowest price in the market on more than 7,000 items, to its seamless
Weis 2 Go online ordering and delivery offering. The company is also committed
to its local communities through charitable donations, investments in local farmers
and environmental sustainability initiatives.
First National Bank is a leading financial services organization with approximately
370 convenient locations. Founded on core values of innovation and service, FNB
is committed to helping customers and communities thrive. FNB is proud to
support the organizations across our footprint that are ensuring their local
community is a great place to live and work. First National Bank offers a
comprehensive suite of financial solutions, including traditional banking services,
commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, private banking and
leading-edge online and mobile banking tools. Learn more at
The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy’s (PennCFL) sponsored stock
market competition offers players in grades 3-12 a chance to play the stock
market 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 a totally web-based curriculum,
assignments with grading, videos and more. A Budget Challenge Simulation was
added in April 2020, and our online entrepreneurship programs were approved
by the state in February 2020, for an August launch. Being totally web-based,
beyond our normal events, has allowed us to remain strong in the pandemic.
PennCFL’s mission is to provide Pennsylvania’s K-12 students with economic,
personal finance, and entrepreneurship skills that elevate their standard of living,
quality of life, and professional success. PennCFL sponsors web-based financial
games and programs with the participation of over twenty thousand students in
Pennsylvania. Also, they offer online and traditional entrepreneurship
conferences and competitions with partnering colleges and universities. We
showcase exceptional talent across the state, from business, education and
government. We team up with a select group of forward-looking corporate
partners who understand the powerful relationship between financial literacy and
economic prosperity.
For additional information, please contact Alan Dakey, President at or Carolyn Shirk, Vice President at or call 570-975-5149. Visit us at