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CHARLES TOWN – The Office of West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue is scheduled to recognize a student essay contest winner and present a $500 check to Page Jackson Elementary School in Jefferson County this FRIDAY (MAY 22).

Kindergarten student Shyla Hatti is one of 15 regional winners in the 2015 SMART529 When I Grow Up essay contest. As a result her school receives a $500 cash awards.

WHAT: School Check Presentation/Essay Contest Winner Recognition
WHEN: 9:15 a.m. FRIDAY, MAY 22

Page Jackson Elementary School
370 Page Jackson Road
Charles Town, WV 25414

In addition to the $500 school prizes, each essay contest winner will receive $500 invested into a SMART529 college savings plan and be recognized at a statewide awards ceremony in Charleston on September 17. At that time, each student will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win the grand prize, a total of $5,000 invested into a SMART529 account.

SMART529 is West Virginia’s college savings program issued by the West Virginia College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program Board of Trustees and is administered by Hartford Life. Treasurer Perdue serves as chairman of the Board. This is the eighth year for the essay contest.

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West Virginia State Treasurer's Office
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Capitol Complex Building #1, Room E-145
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
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