CFE Awards $3,000 to Art Contest Winners

Nancy Lee Whitecavage
407-896-9411, ext. 2287

(Lake Mary, FL) As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, CFE Federal Credit Union sponsored the 2011-2012 Education Guide Art Contest. Students of all grades in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, and Volusia Counties of Florida were invited to submit their artwork into the competition. Four first place winners were awarded $500 each and 4 second place winners received $250.

The contest theme was “People Helping People,” which offered a wide variety of opportunity for students to show themselves, or someone they know, helping people.  Judging of artwork was based on 4 groupings: K-2 grade, 3-5 grade, 6-8 grade, and 9-12 grade.  Of the over 1600 entries, forty finalists – the top 10 in each group – and their families were invited to a special event where the students were recognized and the winners announced.  
“We are excited to promote arts in the schools with worthwhile programs such as this one, said Joseph A. Melbourne, Jr. President, and CEO of CFE.  “This art contest helped students develop their talents and provided an opportunity for them to earn cash prizes. It was enthusiastically supported by parents, teachers, and schools.”

A number of the art entries submitted will be showcased in a unique school calendar that CFE creates and distributes specifically for Orange and Osceola County school district employees.  CFE plans to sponsor the 2012-2013 Art Contest to be introduced in the fall.

CFE Federal Credit Union was founded in 1937 and currently serves approximately 121,000 members.  As of April 30, 2012, CFE had total assets of over $1.347 billion and deposits of over $1.125 billion.  Membership eligibility includes anyone who lives, works, attends school, volunteers, or worships in the Orange, Osceola, Lake or Seminole Counties of Florida.  Businesses and other legal entities may join as well.  The credit union serves its members at 19 full service branches, 4 high school branches, 41 ATM locations and through 24-hour Internet access.  CFE is recognized as a Top 20 in The Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families for 2011.   

The Education Guide is Central Florida’s only publication dedicated exclusively to local education.  The publication provides parents with valuable information about local preschools, public schools, private schools, alternative education, charter schools, special needs schools, higher education and valuable educational resources in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, and Volusia Counties.

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