Monee student wins 2012 Money Smart Kid scholarship
August 9, 2012 12:52PM
Cardinal Bernardin student Deidre Flanagan, of Monee, recently was named the 2012 Money Smart Kid winner. | Supplied Photo
Updated: September 13, 2012 6:01AM
Deidre Flanagan, of Monee, a fifth-grade student at Cardinal Joseph Bernadin School in Orland Hills, recently was selected as the 2012 Money Smart Kid by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Flanagan was selected from more than 400 applicants in fifth through eighth grades. Applicants had to submit an essay answering the question, “Give an example of when it is wise to borrow money and when it is not.”
Flanagan was selected as one of the six finalists who then had to present themselves for an interview in front of members from the banking industry. She was selected as the winner of the 2012 award and will receive a $5000 college scholarship from BMO Harris bank as well as serve as an ambassador for the Money SmartKid program throughout the year.
“We are so proud of Deidre and her accomplishment,” teacher Cindy Gutrich said. “To be selected the winner as a fifth grader from a pool of kids up to eighth grade is quite an honor.”
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