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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
CCCS of Greater Dallas and PlainsCapital Bank Award Poster Winners
Texas Students in San Antonio, Frisco and Carrollton Entered Winning Artwork Illustrating Financial Literacy and "Winning the Money Game!"
Dallas - July 25, 2012 - Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS) and PlainsCapital Bank recently recognized winners of the 2012 Financial Literacy Poster Contest, which challenged students to illustrate financial literacy and this year's theme of "Winning the Money Game!" The winners were chosen from more than 180 entries submitted by students across Texas, ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Julie Kwon is in 12th grade at the Frisco ISD CTE Center and received $500 in personal prize money and $250 for her school.
Representatives from CCCS and PlainsCapital Bank presented students with prize money and recognition certificates at their schools in San Antonio and Frisco. In addition, Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS, taught a "Kids and Money" class focusing on important financial literacy lessons for the entire family.
"We were thrilled to partner with PlainsCapital Bank to present the winning students with financial literacy information and prize money for their unique posters," said Mark. "In today's world, it is vastly important to have practical financial knowledge to succeed in life and our goal is to ensure students in Texas have the opportunities to learn more about how to become financially secure as adults."
CCCS and PlainsCapital partnered earlier this year to host the student poster contest and the winners are:
Grade Level Winner - Grades 3-5:
Anaely Silva is in fifth grade at South San Antonio ISD's Miguel Carrillo, Jr. Elementary and received $200 in personal prize money and $200 for her school. Anaely is also enrolled in the San Antonio Youth Program.
Best Composition - Grades 3-5
Alaisa Contreras is in fifth grade at South San Antonio ISD's Miguel Carrillo, Jr. Elementary and received $100 in personal prize money and $100 for her school. Alaisa is also enrolled in the San Antonio Youth Program.
Best New Artist - Grades K-5
Kaitlynn Veloz is in kindergarten at South San Antonio ISD's Miguel Carrillo, Jr. Elementary and received $100 in personal prize money and $100 for her school. Kaitlynn is also enrolled in the San Antonio Youth Program.
Best Message - Grades 3-5
Destiny Pappas is in fourth grade at South San Antonio ISD's Frank Madla Elementary and received $100 in personal prize money and $100 for her school. Destiny is also enrolled in the San Antonio Youth Program.
Grade Level Winner - Grades 9-12
Emily Atkins is in 12th grade at the Frisco ISD CTE Center and received $200 in personal prize money and $200 for her school.
Honorable Mention - Grades 9-12
Kaitlin Russ is in 12th grade at the Prince of Peace Christian School in Carrollton and received $100 in personal prize money and $100 for her school.
"We were honored to sponsor this contest and participate in selecting the winners, though it was not easy because we received so many fun and creative posters," said Jerry Schaffner, president and CEO of PlainsCapital Bank. "It's important for children to have a foundation of financial education from a young age and we're pleased to do our part for students in Texas."
Photographs from the presentations in Frisco and San Antonio, as well as copies of the winning posters, are available upon request. Please contact Ginger Greenberg at email@example.com.
About CCCS of Greater Dallas
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, Inc. is a nonprofit, community-based credit counseling and debt management service. Established in 1974, CCCS of Greater Dallas and its affiliate offices provide financial education and counseling to consumers in-person, by phone, or Internet at 15 locations in four states. CCCS of Greater Dallas is a HUD-approved housing counseling multi-state organization and serves as one of seven counseling agencies supporting the 888-995-HOPE Hotline. The agency is also a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the nation's largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling network. CCCS of Greater Dallas is a service partner of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. To learn more about CCCS of Greater Dallas' free seminars or the agency's services, call 800-249-2227, visit www.cccs.net or become a fan of CCCS of Greater Dallas on Facebook to receive updates on agency events and offerings.
About PlainsCapital Bank
Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank has the strength and stability of $5.7 billion in assets, operates 34 Texas branches and has more than 630 employees providing highly personalized relationship banking through a single point of contact. Offering commercial lending, treasury management, small business banking, private banking, and trust and wealth management services, PlainsCapital Bank empowers responsive, local decision making in each of its major markets: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock and San Antonio. Find more information at PlainsCapital.com.