February 9, 2009

St. Catherine's School Sweeps Richmond Fed's Short Story Contest

Richmond, VA

Chandler Watlington of St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Va., received a $400 savings bond for a first-place win in the short story division. Fellow schoolmates Lindsay Crittenden received a $300 savings bond for second place and Lindsay Stone received a $200 savings bond for third place.

In this year’s competition, which drew 44 short stories from four Virginia high schools, 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. Fed essay judges included Laura Fortunato and Martha Valz in the corporate communications division, and Amanda Gibson, Melanie Rose and Lis Turner in the economic education division.

The Richmond Bank sponsors the contest to promote economic and financial education and to encourage excellence in the creative arts. For information on the Richmond Fed’s economic education and financial literacy programs see:

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(left to right) Chandler Watlington, first place winner; Marsha Shuler, senior vice president and Richmond regional executive; Lindsay Stone, third place winner; Jeff Lacker, president; Lindsay Crittenden, second place winner.

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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