Richmond Hill Student Wins Astoria Federal Savings’ ‘Teach Children to Save’ Essay Contest
In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, Astoria Federal Savings held its sixth annual essay contest for children, ages five-12, asking them to complete the statement: “If I save a lot today, in the future I could…” More than 1,300 essays were received from the participating neighborhood branches throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester.
Astoria Federal Savings judges selected seven top winners and one local winner from each branch location. Among the top seven winners is nine-year-old Hafsa Hossain of Richmond Hill who submitted the winning entry at the Kew Gardens Branch. With her savings, Hossain plans to establish an organization that will help children live better lives, especially in third-world countries, by providing them with educational programs and health services.
Hossain and her family recently visited Astoria Federal Savings’ Lake Success headquarters, where she received her award including a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, a Teach Children to Save Certificate, and an Education First medal.