Wishek Girl Wins Savings Bond in Drawing Contest

BISMARCK ND, JULY 7, 2008: Gwendelyn Finck, daughter of Amanda and Travis Finck of Wishek, recently won a drawing contest sponsored by the North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition. Gwendelyn attended Marketplace for Kids and stopped at the Jump$tart to participate in its contest, which asked children to draw a picture of something for which they were willing to save money.

Gwendelyn drew a very detailed red and yellow cell phone to earn a $50 Savings Bond from the North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition. Gwendelyn 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.