'Draw Your Dreams' Scholarship Contest 2012
First National Bank of Omaha Announces $51,000 in NEST College
Savings Scholarships to ‘Draw Your Dreams’ Contest Winners

First National Bank of Omaha is pleased to announce the winners of the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) “Draw Your Dreams” scholarship contest. A total of $51,000 in scholarships was awarded to 24 contestants. Twelve winners each received $3,500 and 12 runners-up each received $750 deposited into a NEST Direct College Savings Plan scholarship account.

“Draw Your Dreams” was announced September 27 and ran through October 31. The contest was open to Nebraska students in the first through eighth grades. To qualify, students were required to draw and submit 9- by 12-inch landscape-oriented pictures of what they dream of becoming when they grow up. The winners’ art will be featured in the 2013 NEST Calendar. The Nebraska Art Teachers Association selected the 12 winners and 12 runners-up from more than 420 entries. The scholarship winners, as well as runners-up, are listed below:

Winners - $3,500 Scholarship

  • Name
  • Grace Henry
  • Theodore Lueders
  • Eva Wentz
  • Benjamin Ayala
  • Zeke Kleinschmit
  • Ellie Cain
  • Emily Kouba
  • Elaine Whetstine
  • Ashley Straub
  • Emily Anthone
  • Aaron Mather
  • Aubrey Grasz
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  • Elkhorn
  • Blair
  • Omaha
  • Omaha
  • Omaha
  • Omaha
  • Auburn
  • Omaha
  • Omaha
  • Omaha
  • Omaha
  • Elkhorn

Runners-up - $750 Scholarship

  • Name
  • Natalie McNamara
  • Kyson Haussler
  • Emerson Pappas
  • Kolton Hammer
  • Kimberly Johnson
  • Zoe Moore
  • Kate Zeleny
  • Lysle Roe Jr.
  • Abby Butler
  • Adelaide Stormberg
  • Andrew Hoover
  • Kaila Avent
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  • Papillion
  • Kearney
  • Elkhorn
  • Blair
  • Lincoln
  • Beatrice
  • Gretna
  • Brady
  • Elkhorn
  • Omaha
  • Omaha
  • Hastings

“We are thrilled by the increased participation in the second year of this contest and the beautiful artwork we received from children across the state of Nebraska,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Nebraska College Savings Plans at First National Bank of Omaha. “On behalf of NEST and First National Bank of Omaha, I would like to congratulate all of the winners and runners-up for their inspiring drawings and for sharing their dreams of the future.”

About First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska and its affiliates have more than $23 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

About NEST

NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 261,000 accounts, including 84,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.

Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* · No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee · May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Individual Investment Option
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