State Treasurer awards area students


MORGANTOWN, W,Va. – State Treasurer John Perdue was travelling through North Central West Virginia honoring area students.

Perdue was presenting area students with checks for being named regional winners in the “When I Grow Up” essay contest.

The student winners each receive $500 in a Smart529 savings plan for their college career, and their schools also received $500.

Both had clear reasons for pursing their chosen dream jobs.

Braylee Ammons, a kindergartener at Ridgedale Elementary School, said she wanted to be an art designer “because I make stuff with my teacher when we start to do drawing in our class.”

Fairmont Catholic second-grader Vincent Cook wanted to be a business owner “because it felt cool to operate equipment and build houses.”

Fifteen winners across the state will be recognized in Charleston, and one will win the grand prize of a $5,000 savings investment.

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