School notes

Student third in state for stock challenge

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Senior High School student Gage Paul ranked third in the state for the Pennsylvania Council on Literacy’s Fall 2018 Stock Market Challenge competition.

Gage Paul started with $100,000 on Oct. 8 and ended the 10-week game with $311,132.79.

He worked under the guidance of teacher, Kathleen Shaffer.

“This was a tremendous opportunity for all of my personal finance and entrepreneurship students to learn about the stock market,” Shaffer said.

Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy sponsors this program. The 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 financial games and programs with the participation of thousands of students, in 38 counties in the state, including many local schools.

Also, it offers entrepreneurship conferences and competitions with partnering colleges and universities. All teachers are offered teacher workshops, free training and support.

For more information, email Carolyn Shirk, vice president, at carolyn.shirk@verizon.net or call 570-975-5149.

Student receives Builders Association Award

The Pennsylvania Builders Association’s Endorsed Trade Program recently awarded the Outstanding Student Award to Bedford County Technical Center student Benjamin Zimmerman.

Zimmerman, a senior, is in the Building Con-struction program. He was nominated for the honor by his instructors, Steven Sellers and Rock Manges.

The Outstanding Student Award, is a scholarship presented to students across Pennsyl-vania in recognition of their embodiment in the trade.

Students who carry a minimum GPA, are members of a student chapter of the National Association of Home Builders, and are from schools enrolled in the Endorsed Trade Program, are eligible.

The award is sponsored by the PBA and local builders associations including the Blair-Bedford Builders Association.

Zimmerman is the son of Steve and Jody Zimmerman of Everett.

He scored 100 percent of all areas of the performance part of the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute exam.

He will be starting lineman school in July.

The Endorsed Trade Program was developed by the PBA, in collaboration with educators, local builders associations, and others to provide technical school graduates with more credibility in the job market — as well as provide builders with a highly skilled workforce.

For more information on the Endorsed Trade Program, visit www.pbaendorsedtrade.org.

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