Everett Credit Union Announces 2017 Student Essay Contest
Grand Prize $500 Savings Bond
The Everett Credit Union (ECU) along with the Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc. announced the 2017 Student Essay Contest for seventh and eighth graders. The theme of this year’s contest is “People Helping People”. Eight (8) winning essays will be chosen: first prize winner and seven (7) finalists. The grand prizewinner will receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bonds, seven finalists will each receive a $250 U.S. Savings Bond. An awards ceremony at the State House will be scheduled in the spring to honor the contest winners.
This year’s contest asks students to write an essay that answers the following question in 250 words or less: Save, Spend, Share and Learn. What could you teach an adult to form better savings and spending habits? Please provide practical advice to adopt sound plans and to avoid poor behavior.”
The rules of this essay contest are as follows:
- Only students currently in the seventh or eighth grade are eligible;
- Students must be Massachusetts’ residents, and schools must be located in Massachusetts;
- Essay must be hand written by student and should be no more than 250 words in length;
- Only one essay per student;
- Each essay must include the student’s name, grade level, home address, school name, teacher’s name, principal’s name, and the name of Everett Credit Union. ECU is the sponsoring credit union;
- Essays will be judged on the following criteria: Originality, Content, Neatness, and Grammar/Spelling.
Please stop by the Everett Credit Union at 650 Broadway, or download the Essay Form here. All essays must be submitted by the deadline of: January 11, 2017 to the following address: Everett Credit Union, 650 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 Attention: Student Essay Contest
ECU’S HOME BUYER’S WORKSHOP – THANK YOU!
Left to right: Faith Moise, MSR, Rosa DeCastro, VP Branch Operations, Marielvi Cruz, MSR, and Jeffrey Cockfield, Lending Manager
Everett Credit Union would like to thank everyone that participated in the Home Buyer’s Workshop. ECU staff along with guest speakers shared important information with participants about buying their first home. If you were not able to attend, please stop by the credit union and talk with a loan officer, call (617) 389-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECU’s Children’s Book Drive – THANK YOU!
Left to right: Faith Moise, MSR, Wilbienly Joseph, MSR, Kacey Romulus, MSR, Manal Riadi, MSR
In partnership with the Credit Union Association and the Massachusetts Coalition the Homeless, Everett Credit Union participated in the Annual Children’s Book Drive and collected 153 children books! A big THANK YOU to our members and staff for your generosity.
Everett Credit Union Participates in Local Senior Health Fair
Photo L - R: Dorothy Randall, City of Everett Council of Aging Employee, Dale Palmer, Council of Aging Director and Rosa DeCastro, ECU Vice President
On March 29, Everett Credit Union (ECU) participated in the City of Everett Counsel on Aging’s Annual Senior Health Fair.
The fair provided more than 300 seniors and their families with a "one stop" opportunity to learn and explore options in healthy living,
medical programs, banking, community services, and connect with valuable local resources.
“This is a terrific event for seniors in the area to better their lives,” said, ECU Vice President of Branch Operations, Rosa DeCastro.
And as part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, ECU shared information on financial wellness and helpful tips to protect older adults from fraud and financial abuse.