TruMark Financial Credit Union held its annual Financial Jeopardy competition via Zoom, awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors.
Students from various school districts were given two scenarios focused on money management and were tasked with applying their personal finance knowledge by writing an essay. In addition, credit union representatives conducted individual interviews to test their level of understanding of budgeting, credit and how credit unions differ from banks. The competition included a final question.
Credit union board of directors and representatives served as judges and scored the students on their essays, personal interviews and their critical thinking aptitude.
Abraham Lincoln’s Arbiona Muzhaqi finished third and won a $2,000 scholarship. She will be pursuing a degree in management information systems at Drexel University. During her junior and seniors years, Muzhaqi attended TruMark Financial in-person and virtual classroom presentations and said the presentations enriched her personal finance knowledge.
In addition to the top three prizes, TruMark Financial awarded $200 credit union savings accounts to five other participants, including Maria Sousa, of Northeast High. ••