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FNCB Piggy Bank Pageant Yields Creative Kids

Lackawanna Trail 5th grader wins “Best in Show”
First National Community Bank (FNCB), locally-based for over 100 years, today announced the winners of their 2nd annual Piggy Bank Pageant.  The contest, done in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month in April, invited area students to design and submit homemade banks. One “Best in Show” and 19 individual winners were named.
Overall, nearly 100 students participated in the piggy bank contest including Lackawanna Trail 5th grader Danielle Lamberti, whose nature themed bank was deemed Best in Show. When asked her thoughts on saving, she said “I just like to save. I am a saver. Then, when I see something I really like, I have enough money to buy it.”
Best in Show - $200 grand prize:
Danielle Lamberti, Factoryville (Lackawanna Trail Elementary)

Individual Winners - $25 prize:

Emily Dickson, Lake Ariel (EverGreen Elementary)
Zoie Hessling, Hawley (Stourbridge Elementary)
Nikol Kedzienski, Scranton (John G. Whittier Elementary)
Monika Kedzienski, Scranton (John G. Whittier Elementary)
Michael Koch, Scranton (Isaac Tripp Elementary)
Jordan Lamb, Nanticoke (Greater Nanticoke Elementary)
Mercedes  Lee, Noxen (Lake-Noxen Elementary)
Emily Mahler, Nuangola (St. Jude School)
Laisha Morales, Scranton (John G. Whittier Elementary)
Madison Oltmann, Covington Twp. (Moscow Elementary Center)
Ian O’Toole, Scranton (John G. Whittier Elementary)
Amanda Quintiliano, Scranton (Isaac Tripp Elementary)
Raymond Sabatini, Mountaintop (St. Jude School)
Emma Salko, Shavertown (Hildebrandt)
Abagail Rose Smith, Scranton (Isaac Tripp Elementary)
Emily Solsman, Scranton (Isaac Tripp Elementary)
Sarah Stettler, Wapwallopen (St. Jude School)
Millie Symbula, Drums (St. Jude School)
Iiyah Maria Williams, Glen Lyon (Greater Nanticoke Elementary)

The Piggy Bank Pageant is part of FNCB’s larger financial literacy program aimed at educating students on the importance of using money wisely and responsibly.
In addition to the pageant, area teachers are encouraged to schedule a free classroom visit with a community banker from FNCB who can offer lessons on basic savings, interest, budgeting, and the importance of good credit. To date, FNCB volunteers have offered savings and credit education lessons to more than 5000 students in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties.
Educators interested in scheduling a classroom visit or learning more about First National Community Bank’s financial literacy programs should contact Mike Cummings at 570-558-8513 or email marketing@fncb.com or visit www.fncb.com

(Information From Mike Cummings)
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