Norristown Area High School Student Participates in TruMark Financial® Credit Union’s 12th Annual Financial Jeopardy Competition
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. – TruMark Financial hosted its 12th annual Financial Jeopardy competition on May 8, at TruMark Financial Headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa.
The Financial Jeopardy competition, a spin-off of the long-running nightly quiz show that airs on 6ABC in Philadelphia, tested students’ personal finance knowledge in categories such as banking, credit, taxes, budgeting, and investments. At the end of the competition, TruMark Financial awarded three scholarships – a $5,000 grand prize, a $ 3,000-second prize, and a $2,000 third prize – to the students who fared best in the Jeopardy and Final Jeopardy rounds of the competition.
The winner of the $5,000 grand prize was Rose Listman, representing Upper Dublin High School. She will be attending Temple University and majoring in accounting. Second place winner Jackson Joiner, representing Neshaminy High School, won a $3,000 scholarship. He plans to attend Bucks County Community College and Temple University and major in accounting. Patrick Cullen, representing Radnor High School, finished third and won a $2,000 scholarship. He will be attending the University of Alabama to study finance.
In addition to the top three prizes, TruMark Financial awarded a $200 savings account at the credit union to each of the other seven contestants, including Edward Reyes-Jimenez of Norristown Area High School. Reyes-Jimenez will be attending West Chester University to study biology.
Participating high schools included: Bensalem, Cheltenham, George Washington, Neshaminy, Norristown, Plymouth Whitemarsh, Radnor, Roman Catholic, Upper Dublin, and West Chester East.
The Financial Jeopardy Game is a component of TruMark Financial’s Building Financial Futures initiative. TruMark Financial employees conduct financial literacy reality fairs at local high schools and also visit the schools to conduct presentations on topics such as establishing and maintaining good credit, budgeting, and investing. The presentations provide third-party expertise to students and complement the schools’ existing personal finance curricula.