'NEST on the Farm' Fun Photo Contest 2020
Murante, NEST 529 Sprout Opportunities Announcing
Farm-Themed Scholarship Winners
Six Young Nebraskans Each Awarded a $1,000 NEST 529 Account Contribution
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Augustus Knight, Lincoln, Age 3
1st Congressional District
Savannah Soukup, Omaha, Age 3
2nd Congressional District
Raiden Isaac, Kearney, Age 5
3rd Congressional District
Raeleigh Schmid, Fremont, Age 10
1st Congressional District
Sarah Reichmuth, Omaha, Age 13
2nd Congressional District
Ira Ritchie, Litchfield, Age 7
3rd Congressional District

Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante and First National Bank of Omaha today announced the winners of the NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing. The contest, which encouraged Nebraskans 13 years old and younger to celebrate their agricultural heritage and academic dreams through the submission of a farm themed photo, awarded six randomly-selected winners with a $1,000 NEST 529 College Savings Plan account contribution.

The winners are as follows:

1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District

“We are thrilled to once again offer this exciting contest which helps celebrate our great state’s traditions, deeply rooted in agriculture,” said Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante. “I am proud to help young scholars and their families sow the seeds of their college savings. It was great to see such impressive and creative entries, and I’d like to extend my congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”

“NEST 529 is always working to best support our Account Owners, helping to transform their dreams of higher education into a reality,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “Our ultimate goal is to make higher education more financially accessible to Nebraskans and young learners nationwide. Through scholarship offerings like the NEST on the Farm Fun Photo contest, it is a particular joy to get to celebrate our agricultural heritage as well, which serves as a strong foundation throughout many of our Account Owners’ traditions.”

For a list of past and currently running NEST 529 scholarships, visit NEST529.com/scholarships.

About NEST 529

NEST 529 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 529 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 281,000 accounts, including over 93,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.

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.

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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