West Virginia Treasury hosts SMART529 ‘When I Grow Up’ essay contest online

West Virginia

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.  

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