Arlington Student Places Second in National Video Contest
Video by Student Representing Burke & Herbert Bank Inspires Teens to Save
Alexandria, VA – Julia Hocker, a home-schooled eighth-grade student representing Burke & Herbert Bank, won second place in the American Bankers Association Foundation's "Lights, Camera, Save!" national video contest. The announcement was made in a video shown on the ABA's YouTube channel.
Burke & Herbert Bank was one of 131 bank participants that hosted local levels of the competition and selected a winner to represent their bank and compete on the national level. Julia's video, "Saving to Give," was recognized for its creative approach to communicating the value of saving in order to help others.
"It is so important for teens to learn the value of saving and using money wisely, and this video contest provides a fun and unique way to do that – with messaging created by students for students," said Terry Cole, Burke & Herbert Bank Executive Vice President. "Julia’s video takes a unique approach: showcasing how saving money can benefit others. It will inspire anyone who sees it to save and to give! We are thrilled for Julia and are proud to be a part of this major accomplishment," she added.
As the second-place winner, Julia will receive a cash prize of $2,500 to fund her savings goal. Her mother and teacher, Michelle Hocker, will be awarded a scholarship to Jump$tart's National Educator Conference this fall in Washington, D.C. Earlier this month, Julia's video was voted the ABA "Savers' Choice" in a competition on social media. As the winner of the Savers' Choice competition, Julia was awarded a GoPro camera to support her video work.
Lights, Camera, Save! is a unique competition that encourages youth to use video to communicate the value of saving and using money wisely to inspire their peers and others to become life-long savers. For more on the contest, visit LightsCameraSave.com.
Burke & Herbert Bank, 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 is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.