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Thursday, October 2, 2014
O’Side youth wins bank essay contest
Courtesy Astoria Federal Savings
Astoria Federal Savings Essay Contest Winner Lucas Pace is presented with his award from Astoria Federal Oceanside Branch Manager and Vice President, Banking Division Carmela Cacciuottolo.

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, Astoria Federal Savings 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 judges selected one winner from each branch, and 9-year-old Lucas Pace submitted the winning entry at the Oceanside branch.

He visited the Astoria Federal Oceanside branch to receive his award including a $25 American Express® Gift Card, a Teach Children to Save Certificate, and an Education First medal from Branch Manager and Vice President, Banking Division Carmela Cacciuottolo.

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