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Feb. 17, 2016 - King’s College students recently swept the top four places in an annual collegiate stock market contest sponsored by the Kingston office of Janney Montgomery Scott (JMS) which involved students from regional colleges including King’s, Wilkes, the University of Scranton, and Misericordia.

Alec Andes, first row third from left, a sophomore at King’s, won first place and was awarded a $1,500 prize.  Andes finished in third place in last year’s contest.

In the contest, the fourth annual sponsored by the local JMS office, students were asked to invest a hypothetical $250,000 and prizes were awarded to the five students to get the highest return on their initial investment during the contest period.  Approximately 175 college students participated in the contest.

Patrick Driscoll, a King’s sophomore, placed second and won $600.  Tyler Robinson, a sophomore, placed third and won $400.  Eann McCloe, a first-year student, placed fourth and won $250.  University of Scranton student Sam Borgia placed fifth and won $200.

Pictured in front row with Andes, from left, is Adam Shelp, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Stock Market Game coordinator, JMS; Susan Whitesell, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, JMS; and Peter Shelp, Certified Financial Planner, JMS.

Pictured in the second row, from left, is Sam Borgia, fifth place; Patrick Driscoll, second place; Tyler Robinson, third place; Dr. Corina Slaff, chair of business department, Misericordia University; Dr. Barry Williams, dean of the McGowan School of Business at King’s; and Mark Leffler, assistant professor of management and the Angelo DeCesaris Executive in Residence, King’s.