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Essay Contest Encourages Kids to Cash in on their Creativity

What happens to a dollar bill during the course of a day? Does it spend hours crumpled in a pocket? Does it travel in a car, on an airplane, in a spaceship? Is it deposited in the bank or spent at a store? An essay contest running through March 27 invites students in grades 2 through 5 to cash in on their creativity by writing about a day in the life of a dollar bill.

The grand prize winner will receive a family trip to Washington, D.C., as well as a $100 Dimeasaurus savings account and a family membership to The Health Adventure. The trip includes a four-night stay at a Washington, D.C. area hotel with free admission to top attractions. A second place winner will be selected from each grade, and will receive a $100 Dimeasaurus savings account and a family membership to The Health Adventure.

The contest, presented by Star 104.3, Asheville Savings Bank, and The Health Adventure, is being held in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, Moneyville. The exhibit uses the fascinating subject of money to build math skills and promote economic literacy in a fun, immersive setting. Hands-on activities range from creating your own “money” to running a lemonade stand to seeing what a million dollars looks like. Throughout the exhibit, guests will discover how money is made, spent, earned, and saved, and how it connects people around the world.

A panel of judges will narrow down the entries to 12 finalists. Those finalists will be invited to Star 104.3 studios to be videotaped reading their essays. The videos will then be posted on the station web site, where the public will vote for the winning essay. Winners will be announced after April 10, 2009.

Entry forms may be picked up at any Asheville Savings Bank location. Essays may be dropped off at any Asheville Savings Bank location or The Health Adventure. Essays may also be mailed to: The Health Adventure, Attn: Essay Contest, PO Box 180, Asheville, NC 28802. Entries must be dropped off or postmarked by March 27, 2009.

For more information, visit, or call (828) 254-6373.


Carolee said…
What a great way to get kids to use their imagination!

I love encouraging kids to write- I even teach a kids journal writing class at a local learning center on occasion.

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Lydia Dustin said…
So fun! Kids are naturally so creative! What a great idea. I know that my little guy is starting keep track of his money in a counting piggy bank. He has realized that if he puts the same money in over and over again that the number goes way up...hmmm?
Supermom said…
I totally agree!!!! I wish I had saw this sooner so my son could have entered!!!