Burke & Herbert Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! Contest

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Talia Levy of Hylton High School received placed third in Burke & Herbert Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! contest. Click here to watch her video:  A Message from Your Future Self.

Sujay Khona from Fairfax County placed second. Sujay’s video can be seen here:  Your Score Matters.

The first-place winner, Christian Thomas from Alexandria, has been named a national finalist by the American Bankers Association Foundation. Lights, Camera, Save! is an annual video contest that encourages teens ages 13 to 18 to produce a short, 30-second film that communicates the importance of sound money management. His video is here: Keep Your Bread Up.

Voting for the Finalists

Thomas is one of eight students selected to compete for several awards, including a $5,000 grand prize. The finalists will face off in a bracket-style tournament hosted on ABA’s Instagram page starting on March 23. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite video to make it to the next rounds on March 24 and 25. The winning student will be announced on Friday, March 26.

Thomas’ video highlights the importance of monitoring expenses to reach future financial goals. His dynamic approach uses visual examples to engage a teen audience.

“All of us at Burke & Herbert Bank are thrilled that Christian is being recognized for finding such a creative and effective way to share valuable savings lessons with his peers,” said Executive Vice President Terry Cole. “We hope everyone in Northern Virginia will … support a local student and cast their vote for Christian Thomas.”

This year, 117 banks and 133 students from 47 states participated in the Lights, Camera, Save! program. Burke & Herbert Bank received entries from Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria, and Prince William school districts.  Burke & Herbert Bank awarded the students $350, $100, and $50 gift cards, respectively.

To learn more about Lights, Camera, Save! visit burkeandherbertbank.com or lightscamerasave.com.

About Burke & Herbert Bank

Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers’ banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company is headquartered in Alexandria and operates more than 20 branches in Northern Virginia. Member FDIC.

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