Centric Bank has honored the participants and winners of its second annual video contest – titled “Lights, Camera, Save!” – for high school students.
Fifteen students showcased their digital and storytelling talents in videos about the importance of saving money. The students represented high schools from Centric Bank service areas in Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, and Montgomery counties.
The top three winners received cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100, respectively:
- Sarah Camilleri, “Touchdown, Savings!,” Spring-Ford High School
- Clayton Signore, “The Savings Account Song,” Central Dauphin High School
- Jillian Heilig, “How to Save with Dave,” Central Bucks High School
“Generation Z represents the second-largest generation in the U.S., as well as approximately 40 percent of the country’s consumer purchasing power, and it’s important for us to stay engaged with them,” said Patricia (Patti) A. Husic, President and CEO of Centric Bank. “Waiting for them to enter the workforce is too late to help them make financial connections and understand the power of financial independence. With ‘Lights, Camera, Save!,’ we’re meeting them now on the channels that interest them, and that’s primarily video. This is our second year of hosting ‘Lights, Camera, Save!’ and each of the 15 videos had a savings message that was captivating and fun.”
All participants received a gift bag, including a mobile phone tripod for videography. Last year’s winner, Taylor Brown of Central Dauphin High School went on to win third place in the ABA Foundation’s national competition.
Camilleri’s video has been submitted to the ABA Foundation for a chance to win $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at Spring-Ford to attend the annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference.