ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Dylan J. Fox, a freshman at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia will advance to the American Bankers Association (ABA) national competition, Lights, Camera, Save! His video, “$ave Your Future!” was selected by a panel of local experts as the Burke & Herbert Bank preliminary round winner. The winning video combined sound financial advice with compelling imagery to capture the top prize.
“At Burke & Herbert Bank, we believe that building financial literacy is extremely important, especially among young people. This program is a great vehicle to get teens to see the benefits of using money wisely and saving for the future with messaging created by teens for teens”
The ABA Lights, Camera, Save! video contest challenged students, aged 13-18, across the nation to submit a 90-second video that would inspire other teens to use money wisely and promote the value of saving. As a Virginia participating bank, Burke & Herbert Bank was responsible for accepting and judging entries across the region.
“At Burke & Herbert Bank, we believe that building financial literacy is extremely important, especially among young people. This program is a great vehicle to get teens to see the benefits of using money wisely and saving for the future with messaging created by teens for teens,” commented Burke & Herbert Bank Executive Vice President Terry Cole. “We’re delighted with the variety and quality of the videos we received this year. All the students and schools that participated are to be congratulated for their great work.”
The Bank will recognize Dylan’s first place video with a $350 gift card. His teacher, Ms. Lesa Thompson, also will be awarded a $50 gift card for her support and inspiration.
Burke & Herbert Bank’s judging team consisted of Patti North, Chair, Alexandria Film Festival; Mary Himm, Editor and Publisher, The Connection Newspapers; Amy Granahan, Program Manager, Marketing, Economics and Personal Finance, Fairfax County Public Schools; Benjamin Lyon, TV Production & Photography Teacher, T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria City Public Schools; and the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Marketing Director, Terry Cole.
As the Burke & Herbert Bank preliminary round winner, Dylan and his video will advance to the national competition. Students in the national competition can win $1,000, $2,500 or the grand prize of $5,000, plus a scholarship for an educator from their school to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Winners will be announced during America Saves Week in February 2017.
Ryan Henry Potts, a student at West Potomac Academy was selected as the runner-up for his video, “More Sense Means More Cents.” He will receive a $100 gift card from Burke & Herbert Bank. His teacher, Birgit Buhleier, will receive a $50 gift card for her support. Fahar Minhaj from Hayfield Secondary School will receive a $50 gift card for the third place finish of his video, “Savings for the Future,” and his teacher also will receive a $50 gift card.
Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers’ banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia. Member FDIC
For more information, please visit burkeandherbertbank.com.