CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia Treasury hosted the SMART529 “When I Grow Up” essay contest and will be recognizing the winners on Facebook LIVE. The grand prize winner will be announced during the Facebook LIVE at 4 p.m.
Kindergartners through fifth grade submitted essays about what they wanted to be when they grow up. More than 2,300 Students around that state participated in the contest.
The “2021 When I Grow Up” contest student winners in region three within north central West Virginia are:
- Finnian Chavoustie, 1st grader at Johnson Elementary – Archeologist
- Adeline Horne, 3rd grader at Simpson Elementary – Translator
- Stella Gigliotti, 5th grader at St. Mary’s elementary – Fiction Author
Each Regional winner received $500 invested in a SMART529 West Virginia Direct Account. An additional $4,500 will be awarded to a grand prize winner. Each regional winner’s school will also be awarded a $500 cash prize to support the school programs.