Financial Fitness Tournament
The Keys FCU Financial Fitness Tournament takes place in the Spring. Teams of three high school students compete in area events for each of the Upper Keys, Middle Keys and Key West/Lower Keys. The winning team from each area event competes in the Keys Championship final to determine the team that represent the Florida Keys in the State tournament. The tournament entry fees are covered by sponsorships from local companies.
2019 Keys Champions
The Big Brains from the Key West Collegiate Academy were the 2019 Keys Champions and will compete at the State level at the end of April. Pictured (L to R) are Jason Beeman (VP of Lending for Keys FCU), Thomas Rompella (Principal of the Collegiate Academy), Finn Pond, Verity Pond and Chase Floyd (Team Big Brains), Maggie Sayer (President & CEO of Keys FCU), Melissa Alsobrooks (Team Coach), and Mary Lou Carn (Director of Strategic Development for Keys FCU).
2019 Area Winners
Coral Shores High School students (L to R) Shennan Kasprzak, Gage Dennis and Cole Russo, sponsored by St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, received $1,500.00 and the title of Upper Keys Financial Fitness Champions. Also pictured are Juli Lewis (League of Southeastern Credit Unions), Sarah Evans (Keys FCU, Marketing Coordinator) and Mary Lou Carn (Keys FCU, Director of Strategic Planning).
“The Bois” from Marathon High School were the 2019 Middle Keys Financial Fitness Champions. (L to R) Aydan Child, Luke Hoffman and Aaron Tipsword were sponsored by The Keys Weekly Newspaper and move on to compete in the Keys Championship event.
Key West and Lower Keys
The Key West/Lower Keys champions were sponsored by The Weekly Newspaper and attend the Key West Collegiate Academy. The team, pictured here with their coach, Melissa Alsobrook (L), consists of Chase Floyd, Finn Pond and Verity Pond.