North Grafton – What would you do if you were a millionaire for a day? That was the question asked of Grafton’s elementary school students in the recent Homefield Credit Union’s annual contest.
As in previous years, the Credit Union held a contest for K-6 students in the North Grafton, South Grafton, Millbury Street and North Street Elementary Schools. Each participant was required to create a poster entitled, “If I Were a Millionaire for a Day.” With the exception of kindergarten-age children, each contestant was asked to write an essay as well. Criteria for judging was based on the essays, as well as neatness, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
The contest, which ran from March 23 to April 10, was judged by Homefield Credit Union employees. Prizes were awarded at each grade level: First Place $50; Second Place $25; and Third Place $20. On May 4, winners received a VIP tour of Homefield Credit Union’s home branch and offices, followed by lunch with Lloyd Hamm, Jr. Homefield’s president and CEO.
According to Hamm, while all of the essays were unique, the spirit of generosity was alive and well in virtually all of them.
“What struck me was the fact that without any coaching or direction, the children embraced the opportunity to share their pretend wealth among family, friends and needy causes. I think that speaks well of their parents and the values that they are passing onto their children,” Hamm said. “While the contest is really an exercise in financial fantasy, it is gratifying to know that along with one’s own personal wish list, the greater good was also considered important.”
Homefield Credit Union is a state-chartered credit union headquartered in North Grafton, Mass. The Credit Union, founded in 1966, currently has over $129 million in assets and serves over 10,000 members. For more information call 508-839-5493 or visit www.homefieldcu.com.