Congratulations to all the students who entered Nevada State Bank’s “Beautiful Nevada” Essay Contest, and especially the six winners who won an iPad® Mini for themselves and $5,000 for their school. I was very impressed with the quality of the essays, and also with the pride these young people have in our state.
The essay contest, open to all Nevada public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade, asked the question, “What Makes Nevada Beautiful to You?” Winners were chosen from school districts throughout the state, with divisions for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, 6th grade through 8th grade, and 9th grade through 12th grade.
Congratulations to the Grade K-5 winners:
- Zoē Clark, Grade 4, Silver Lake Elementary School, Reno
- Fiona Mobley, Grade 5, Manse Elementary School, Pahrump
Grade 6-8 winners:
- Elizabeth Armstrong, Grade 8, Spring Creek Middle School, Spring Creek
- Perri McGillivray, Grade 7, Cadwallader Middle School, Las Vegas
Grade 9-12 winners:
- Alex Hayes, Grade 12, The Davidson Academy of Nevada, Reno
- Skye Maynard, Grade 12, Foothill High School, Henderson
The $30,000 we donated to the six winning schools is just a small part of Nevada State Bank’s commitment to education in Nevada. We believe in the importance of education and the difference it makes in the community. That’s why we continually invest in the future of the state’s children by supporting education-related programs and charities statewide.
We also encourage our employees to volunteer at schools in their community. This spring, I’ll be volunteering, like many of my colleagues, to read at a local school during Nevada Reading Week. For National Financial Literacy Month in April, we’ll be out in classrooms teaching lessons from Junior Achievement, Teach Children to Save, and Banking on Your Future.
I invite you to read the “Beautiful Nevada” essays and see photos of the winners and the check presentations at: www.nsbank.com/beautifulNV. And please contact your local school to see how you or your company can help shape Nevada’s future by helping its students.
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