Virginia Saves in Northern Virginia
2nd Annual America Saves Essay Contest
AWARD CEREMONY 2/25/2016
Alexandria and Arlington high school students wrote about their experience with saving money for our America Saves Week essay contest. They answered the following questions regarding Self-Motivation and Delayed Gratification for Saving:
- What is something you saved for and why?
- How did you motivate yourself to save for a future purchase?
- What other purchases/opportunities did you forgo to achieve your goal?
Students competed for the following prizes, made possibly by America Saves, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union and CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union:
- 1st place = $650
- 2nd place = $400
- 3rd place = $200
Virginia Cooperative Extension (the City of Alexandria & Arlington) will unveil the winners on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at Fairlington Community Center in Arlington. The ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m.* The community center is at 3308 S Stafford Street, and the center has a small parking lot.
*Winners do not have to be present to win. Winners must complete a W9 form to receive prizes, prizes will be mailed and may take up to a month to receive check in the mail.
Thank You to Our Program Sponsors:
Northern Virginia Saves
3308 S. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22206
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