Verity Pond won first place in the regional finals of the Financial Fitness Tournament. CONTRIBUTED

Verity Pond and Ashley Pond, both from Somerset Island Prep in Key West, placed first and third respectively in the regional finals of the Financial Fitness Tournament by Keys Federal Credit Union and the League of Southeastern Credit Unions.

Keys Federal Credit Union organized and sponsored the local qualifying rounds, but due to Covid-19 the format at the state and regional level had to be reconfigured. All nine Keys winners from the three area tournaments were invited to compete, solo, in a regional online event against students from Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Verity and Ashley were both part of an original team whose tournament entry was sponsored by The Weekly Newspapers. In addition to the $500 they each won for being the Lower Keys Champions, Verity wins an additional $1,000 and Ashley, an additional, $300. 

Keys Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution open to everyone who lives or works in the Florida Keys. We strive to save you money with free checking, competitive mortgages and great rates on auto, boat and personal loans. For details call 305-294-6622, go to KeysFCU.org or visit one of our branches in Key West, Big Pine and Marathon.

Ashley Pond won third place in the regional finals of the Financial Fitness Tournament. CONTRIBUTED

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