Winners of NEST $529 Read to Win Recognized in Capitol Ceremony

  Statewide Winners of NEST $529 Read to Win Drawing Recognized in Capitol Ceremony More than $11,500 awarded to children and libraries across Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. (October 5, 2015) – Treasurer Don Stenberg and First National Bank of Omaha presented $529 NEST college savings scholarships today to winners from Nebraska’s three congressional districts in the NEST Read to Win $529 Drawing, sponsored by the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST), First National Bank of Omaha, and the Nebraska Library Commission. Winners were recognized today in the Capitol Rotunda. Not all winners were able to attend the ceremony. More than 20,000 children and teens were entered in the drawing after completing summer reading programs at their local libraries across the state. Five winners were chosen in a random drawing from each of Nebraska’s three U.S. Congressional Districts. They were awarded $529 each in a NEST 529 College Savings account, and their respective library branches received $250 each. First National Bank of Omaha, program manager for NEST, provided the prizes. Winners and the libraries where they took part in summer reading are as follows: District 1 Calleigh Chmelka, 5, Lincoln, Victor E. Anderson Library Landon Bliss, 7, Lincoln, Charles H. Gere Library Andrew Furasek, 10, Lincoln, Bethany Library Taylor Searcey, 13, Lincoln, Victor E. Anderson Library Haylee Young, 13, Lincoln, Victory E. Anderson Library District 2 Ava Brooks, 4, Omaha, Millard Library Keaton Irwin, 5, Omaha, Swanson Branch Brayden Sanchez, 7, Omaha, Saddlebrook Branch Landon Flora, 11, Omaha, Millard Library Melia Minnich, 11, Omaha, Elkhorn Branch District 3 Grace Eickhoff, 5, Grand Island, Grand Island Public Library Jack Reents, 7, Hastings, Hastings Public Library Taylin Rhoads, 8 Grand Island, Grand Island Public Library Aydrien Vetter, 8 Ravenna. Ravenna Public Library Lened Reyes Estrada, 10, Grand Island, Grand Island Public Library Libraries receiving donations in the Read to Win event are as follows:   Omaha Public Libraries, $1,000, for four branch libraries Lincoln City Libraries, $750, for three branch libraries Grand Island Public Library, $250 Hastings Public Library, $250 Ravenna Public Library, $250 NLC LogoSeal_RGB_CollegeSavingsProgramNEST-529-wTag-colorCSP-FNB-1line-PM-color
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1 Response to Winners of NEST $529 Read to Win Recognized in Capitol Ceremony

  1. Mitch Stretesky says:

    My son completed the summer reading program at the Lied Public Library in Imperial, NE. Can you tell me if he was entered in the drawing? His name is Isaac Stretesky.

    Thank you

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