By Brad Segall
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A senior from Abington High School in Montgomery County was the winner of this year’s Financial Jeopardy competition sponsored by TruMark Financial Credit Union.
The friendly competition is designed to help area high school students make sound financial decisions and put them on the proper path when it comes to handling their finances as adults (see related story).
TruMark Financial based the game on the long-running television game show, but the categories all deal with banking, credit, taxes and investments. This year’s winner was 18-year-old Christopher Brown of Abington High School, who picked up a $5,000 scholarship.
“Right now, I’m looking at studying computer science at the University of California Berkeley and ideally I would like to combine that with cognitive science and hopefully work at probably Google in the next ten years or so.”
He’s happy he won not only because the scholarship will reduce some of the financial strain of college, but he didn’t embarrass his teacher, who talked him into entering the contest.
TruMark is heavily involved in financial literacy programs in several area schools.