Senior Audra Polsky represented Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) at the 11th Annual Trumark Financial Credit Union Financial Jeopardy Competition and walked away with second place — and a $3,000 scholarship.
The Financial Jeopardy Competition 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, Double Jeopardy and Final Jeopardy rounds of the competition.
As the second place winner, Audra won the $3,000 scholarship and was awarded a $200 bank account at TruMark Financial. She plans to attend West Chester University and major in mathematics and secondary education.
According to TruMark Financial's promotional materials, the company "works to bridge the gap with programs that educate students about credit, loans, saving and investing. The Financial Jeopardy competition is one component of the credit union's financial literacy initiative Building Financial Futures that provides students with sound financial principles that will serve them throughout their lifetime."
TruMark Financial operates seven student-run branches in high schools and colleges throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, including one in PWHS.