State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Announces 21 Statewide Winners of Future Scholar “Making Bank” Contest
April 20, 2022
As part of the April observance of Financial Literacy Month, State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced that 21 elementary-age students will each receive a privately-funded $529 Future Scholar college savings grant as winners of the Future Scholar “Making Bank” Contest.
The statewide financial literacy contest encouraged students to use a piggy bank template to create artwork illustrating things they were excited to be saving their money for and highlighting their understanding of needs versus wants.
“It’s never too early to start talking with your children about creating good financial habits, and the ‘Making Bank’ contest was a fun way to help teachers and families explore these important topics with young children,” said Treasurer Loftis. “We loved seeing the children’s artwork and creativity. After conferring with our judges panel of SC Financial Literacy Master Teachers, we are pleased to award all of these students Future Scholar grants to help jump start their college savings.”
Approximately 2,100 students from 45 schools across the state registered to participate in local “Making Bank” contests, with each school naming first, second and third place winners who received Future Scholar prize packs. Teachers of the school winners also received Amazon gift cards, and the top school entry was then elevated to the statewide competition.
About Future Scholar
Future Scholar is South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, administered by the State Treasurer’s Office. The plan has more than $5.6 billion in assets under management and is credited with helping more South Carolina families save for their loved ones’ future education than ever before. For more information, visit FutureScholar.com or follow @SCStateTreasurer on Facebook. No state funds are used to market Future Scholar or administer the Future Scholar “Making Bank” contest.
Statewide “Making Bank” Winners:
|Winning Artwork #||1st Place Student Name:||Student Grade:||School Name:||School District:|
|1||Luna Raine Powers||2nd||Andrews Elementary School||Georgetown|
|2||Eleanor "Ellie" Allen||2nd||Buist Academy||Charleston|
|3||Jordyn Pringle||1st||Caughman Road Elementary School||Richland 1|
|4||Luke Andrew Patterson||1st||Cherokee Trail Elementary School||Abbeville 60|
|5||Maizii Johnson||K||Dutch Fork Elementary School||Lexington Richland 5|
|6||Markayla Gavin||2nd||Elloree Elementary School||Orangeburg|
|7||Heidi Peden||1st||Fork Shoals Elementary School||Greenville|
|8||Claire Curby||2nd||Fort Mill Elementary School||York 4|
|9||Carlee Bagwell||2nd||Gallman Elementary School||Newberry|
|10||Alexander Acevedo Garcia||1st||Grove Elementary School||Greenville|
|11||Anabella "Bella" Vargas||2nd||Hilton Head Island Elementary School||Beaufort|
|12||Caleb Esquivel-Olvera||2nd||Hollywood Elementary School||Saluda|
|13||Bradley “Brad” Gonzalez Gomez||1st||Hunley Park Elementary School||Charleston|
|14||Genevieve Mozelle Salley||1st||Lexington Elementary School||Lexington 1|
|15||Cayden Cannon||K||McCrorey-Liston School of Technology||Fairfield|
|16||Ethan Myoung||1st||Nexton Elementary School||Berkeley|
|17||Waylon Roberts||2nd||North Central Elementary School||Kershaw|
|18||Deena Ford||1st||R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy||Sumter|
|19||Ava Paige Kidd||2nd||River Trail Elementary School||York 4|
|20||Sebastian "Palmer" Revis||1st||Riverwalk Academy||SC Charter School|
|21||Darya Denisenko||1st||Gold Hill Elementary School||York 4|