Woodland Elementary student 'breaks the bank'

We've all heard the expression "Don't Break the Bank," especially in the current economy, but last Friday one lucky Woodland elementary school student had the chance to do just that.

Kindergartener Aiden King demonstrated that when you are a good saver it gives you the ability to break the bank occasionally. Aiden had 60 seconds to show his classmates what a good saver he is by depositing oversized coins into a giant piggy bank. The coins were minted with ESM School Superintendent Donna DeSiato's face (DeSiato Dimes) and CORE Federal Credit Union CEO Bill Sweeney's face (Sweeney Cents). For each coin Aiden deposited, he got to smash a small piggy bank filled with cash. Aiden smashed his way to a $215 deposited into his CORE savings account.

Break the Bank is sponsored by CORE Federal Credit Union as an incentive to encourage students to save consistently. Over the past few years, the school district and credit union have collaborated on a variety of financial literacy programs to help encourage good savings habits and increase student financial literacy, including a high school student run credit union, a district-wide bank at school program and student-facilitated adult education seminars.

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