Jamestown Boy Wins Savings Bond in Drawing Contest

BISMARCK ND, JULY 7, 2008: Tyger Schrader, son of Anna and Dwight Schrader of Jamestown, recently won a drawing contest sponsored by the North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition. Tyger attended Marketplace for Kids and stopped at the Jump$tart to participate in its contest, which asked children to draw a picture of something for which they were willing to save money.

Tyger drew a very detailed lake-side home to earn a $50 Savings Bond from the North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition. Tyger is 11 and will start sixth grade this fall.

The North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization with members from more than 35 organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of all North Dakotans.

The North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition is a proud affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The National Jump$tart Coalition, based in Washington, D.C., was first convened in 1995 and consists of over 200 organizations committed to improving the financial literacy of America’s youth. For more information, visit their Web site at www.jumpstart.org. For more information about the North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition specifically, visit www.ndjumpstart.org.

Contact: Jamie Christensen, North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition, 701-328-5657 or jlchristensen@nd.gov.