Alexandria Student Places 2nd in National Savings Video Contest
Alexandria, VA, February 24 – West Potomac Academy's Jackson J. Harvey, representing Burke & Herbert Bank, won second place in the American Bankers Association Foundation's "Lights, Camera, Save!" national video contest. The announcement was made in a video broadcast via the ABA's YouTube channel.
Burke & Herbert Bank was one of 114 bank participants that hosted local levels of the competition and selected a winner to represent their bank and compete on the national level. Jackson Harvey's video, "A Squirrel’s Guide to Saving," was recognized for its creative approach to communicating the value of saving for the future. "Not only did I have a great time working on this project, I felt like I was learning something that was actually significant in my life! I am thankful to Burke & Herbert Bank for this opportunity," remarked Jackson.
"We are thrilled for Jackson Harvey and are proud to be a part of this major accomplishment," said Terry Cole, Burke & Herbert Bank Senior Vice President. "The best way to connect with young people is through something they enjoy or can relate to, and Jackson's video does just that. Improving the financial prowess of the next generation of consumers is a critical part of what a community bank is all about."
As the second-place winner, Jackson will receive a cash prize of $2,500 to fund his savings goal. In addition, his teacher sponsor, Nancy Mantelli from West Potomac Academy, will be awarded a scholarship to Jump$tart’s National Educator Conference this fall in Dallas, TX.
Lights, Camera, Save! launched in 2010 as an offshoot of the ABA Foundation's "Teach Children to Save" program. It is a unique competition that encourages youth to use video to communicate the value of saving and using money wisely to inspire their peers and others to become lifelong savers. For more on the contest, visit LightsCameraSave.com.
Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers' banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.
Pictured above with Lights, Camera, Save! second-place winner Jackson J. Harvey are (l-r) Sherwood Hall Branch Manager Sandra Vasquez, Business Banking Officer Walter Clarke and Cooper Road Branch Manager Josh Toth.