Addison Zawistowski learns that Reading Makes Cents, wins a new college fund with $529 balance from
Arrowhead Elementary School kindergartner Addison Zawistowski, from Ms. Pat Williams' class, learned this week that she was a winner of the Reading Makes Cents program, sponsored by Virginia529 and the Virginia Council on Economic Education.
Courtesy photo of addison Zawistowski.
Reading Makes Cents is a financial literacy program available to K – 5 students throughout Virginia.
To qualify, Addison was required to read or listen to at least five books focused on financial concepts, like wants and needs, saving and spending, and more.
She submitted her entry form, signed by her parent.
Only two students were chosen, from each of the seven Virginia regions, to be the recipient of a Virginia529 college account, with an initial balance of $529.
Celebrating, left to right: Principal Ben Gillikin, Addison Zawistowski and Teacher Pat Williams. (Courtesy photo.)