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Saturday, November 1, 2014
F.S. child's essay wins contest
Courtesy Laura Coletti
Stephanie Amato, 9, of Franklin Square, was all smiles when she was presented with an award for her winning essay by Astoria Federal Savings Bank’s Franklin Square Branch Manager Elaine Russo.

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, Astoria Federal Savings Bank held its eighth annual essay contest for children ages 5-12, asking them to complete the statement: “If I save a lot today, in the future I could…” Nearly 550 essays were received from neighborhood branches throughout Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester.

Astoria Federal Savings Banks judges selected one winner from each branch and 9-year-old Stephanie Amato submitted the winning entry at the Franklin Square branch.

Amato visited the Astoria Federal Franklin Square branch to receive her award including a $25 American Express gift card, a Teach Children to Save Certificate, and an Education First medal from Branch Manager Elaine Russo.

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