Who wants to be S something?
Abby Ghent, Mitch Walker and Amelia Rodriguez, all students at Edwards Elementary School, really know how to put a pencil to it.
The trio of fourth-graders are finalists in the Who Wants to Be a College Student? essay contest.
The contest is sponsored by CollegeInvest, which offers Colorado’s only state-sponsored 529 college saving plans.
Ghent is one of only 20 finalists – and the only finalist from our valley. Walker and Rodriguez received honorable mention on another short list of kids. Only 100 kids across the state receive the recognition, as well as the “starter account” for college, or scholarships.
“These kids creatively expressed their thoughts on today’s most pressing issues in their lives and did a tremendous job,” says Jean Gordon from CollegeInvest.
“Who Wants to be College Student? is designed to encourage students and their families to see college as an expectation they set for themselves and reinforce the importance of starting early to save for college,” said Marilyn Quinn, chief operating officer of saving plans for CollegeInvest.
The 100 students selected as finalists, semi-finalists and honorable mentions were selected from 2,000 entries statewide, all from fourth-graders.
For more information, call 888-SAVE NOW.
Among Vail’s volunteers, we tracked down Bob “Buckwheat” Buckley, Tony White and Brooke Franke Gagnon. They all said it was tough, that they loved it and suggested that if you try it you’ll love it too.