Three Lake County students earn money for college in statewide contest

2014-02-10T00:00:00Z Three Lake County students earn money for college in statewide contestTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 10, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Hoosier students from kindergarten through high school, including three Lake County residents, are being rewarded for planning to complete education beyond high school. Learn More Indiana, an outreach initiative led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, is awarding 13 students—one in each grade from kindergarten through high school seniors—with $529 in an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Savings Plan.

The students participated in a statewide “College GO! Week” contest this fall which asked them to describe how they’re planning for the future.

The College GO! Week contest required students at each grade level to complete an age-appropriate college planning activity. Younger students described necessary tools for their dream careers, while high school students researched college majors and wrote essays on the courses needed to succeed in chosen careers. The 529 plans can be used for tuition, books and other college-related expenses.

Winning Lake County students include:

  • Kindergarten: Jasper Bouseman from St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Whiting
  • Seventh Grade: Jasmine Martin from Frankie McCullough Girls Academy, Gary Community School Corp.
  • Eleventh Grade: Amanda Greenwood from Highland High School

Learn More Indiana sponsors college success campaigns and related activities throughout the year, including the ongoing Cash for College campaign. Continuing through Indiana’s annual March 10 financial aid filing deadline, Cash for College features a variety of free resources and special events designed to help students save for college, navigate the financial aid process and more. Learn more at CashForCollegeIndiana.org.

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