March 2, 2009

Fed's Charlotte Branch Announces Winners of Creative Expressions Contest

Charlotte, NC

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Charlotte Branch recently honored student winners of the Bank’s second annual economic-themed creative expressions contest.

Justin Chin from Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, S.C., won first place in the short story division and received a $400 savings bond. Rachel Dokich and Kensley Leonard of Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines, N.C., won second and third place respectively. Dokich received a $300 savings bond and Leonard received a $200 savings bond.

In the comic book division, Chelsea Revell and Arnaud Huguet of South Aiken High School, Aiken, S.C., won first and third respectively. Revell received a $400 savings bond and Huguet received a $200 savings bond. Brett Morris of Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, N.C., won second place and received a $300 savings bond.

This year’s high school contest drew 41 entries from the Carolinas — 13 short stories and 28 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. Charlotte Fed judges included Charlotte Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Matt Martin, and Public Affairs staff Wanda Carter, Frank Leon and Karen Davis.

The Charlotte 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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