Following a competition throughout the fall, the Treasury Department’s Ready.Save.Grow campaign recently named the four Grand Prize Winners of its nationwide “Save Out Loud” Contest, which captured savings stories from students and families across the country. The winning contest entries were selected from a number of photo and video essays submitted by students in grades K-12 and chosen by a panel of distinguished judges for their originality, creativity, emotional impact and support of the concept of saving.
Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States, has been paying a virtual video visit to the winners’ schools to recognize their achievements and take questions from students. In Treasurer Rios’ Skype sessions with classrooms in New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, she presented the Grand Prize winners with commemorative prizes and exclusively showed students the new design for the $100 bill.
Treasurer Rios shared her thoughts on the “Save Out Loud” contest, saying how impressed she was “with the enthusiasm and dedication that our nation’s students have demonstrated for saving – the stories they shared were truly inspiring.” Rios also mentioned how “learning the value of saving at an early age is important, and I commend these students for setting savings goals and having a plan inplace to achieve them. I also want to thank the educators, parents and mentors who have taken the time to teach and model good savings habits for our youth.”
Click here to read stories of our Grand Prize Winners and visit the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow website to learn more about the campaign.