New York’s winners of the “Lights, Camera, Save!” video contest for teens aged 13-18. The video contest was designed to inspire teenagers to learn about the value of saving and motivate their peers to become life-long savers.
The first-place winner – Nang (Nancy) Yone from St. Brigid School in Brooklyn, N.Y. – won an iPad. She had two assistants, Rochey Roy and Jessica Louis, who each were awarded $50 gift cards. Judges from Ridgewood Savings Bank agreed that this winning video was truly creative, while clearly conveying important messages about savings.
The second-place winner, who was presented with a Color Nook, was Melina Loli. She attends the High School for Arts & Business in Queens, New York. The third-place winner, Nicolette Wanunu from the Kings Bay Y in Sheepshead Bay, received a $100 gift card.
“We would like to congratulate the winners and all contestants for highlighting the key message of this contest, which is to start young, save more,” said Peter M. Boger, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ridgewood Savings Bank. “As a community-focused bank, we always look forward to teaching young people about the value of saving to achieve financial security and success.”
According to LouAnn Mannino, vice president of Ridgewood Savings Bank, “This unique contest not only allows young people to be rewarded for their creativity – it encourages them to become lifelong savers. At Ridgewood we have a 90-year history of helping people save and are delighted to carry on this tradition to a new generation.”
The “Lights, Camera, Save!” video contest is part of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s National Teach Children to Save Program.