February 24, 2009

Fed's Baltimore Branch Announces Winners of Creative Expression Contest

Baltimore, MD

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Baltimore Branch today honored student winners of the Bank's second annual economic-themed creative expression contest.

Stephanie Garlock of Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Md., won first place in the short story division and received a $400 savings bond. Fellow classmate Meher Iqbal won second place and received a $300 savings bond. Emily Hatton of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., won third place and received a $200 savings bond. In the comic book division, Holton Arms’ students Melissa Marie Range and Julia Graham won first and second respectively. Range received a $400 savings bond and Graham a $300 savings bond. Nicole Talor from Baltimore’s Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School won third place and received a $200 savings bond. 

This year’s high school competition drew 57 entries from the District of Columbia and Maryland – 26 short stories and 31 comic strips. Students were asked to: select any quote, slogan, or motto related to economics or personal finance and use it as the focal point for a short story or comic strip. Baltimore Fed judges included Karen Brooks, deputy regional executive, Kylie-Ann Allen, public affairs manager, and Karen Kokernak, economic education specialist.

The Baltimore Branch sponsors the contest to promote economic and financial education and to encourage excellence in the creative arts. For information on the Fifth District’s economic education and financial literacy programs see:

View Photos and winning entries

The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.


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