By Brad Segall
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Nine seniors from high schools throughout the area gathered this past week in Bucks County to play a modified version of the game “Jeopardy” where all of the questions tested their knowledge of finances.
TruMark Financial Credit Union takes financial literacy for teens seriously, so much so that for the past seven years they’ve held the Financial Jeopardy game awarding scholarships to the top three finalists.
This year, $5,000 grand prize went to Parth Patel from Bensalem High School who plans to study Aerospace Engineering at Penn State.
Patel says,“Any money that you get from scholarships, especially nowadays with how much tuition is, is a great help. That means I’ll have less debt when I get out of college.”
TruMark provides resources for schools interested in holding classes dealing with money management.
The second place winner of a three thousand dollar scholarship was Matthew Prieto from Neshaminy High. Third place and a two thousand dollar scholarship went to Sabrina Lau from Abington.