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CUNA awards A FCU youth 1000
AUSTIN, Texas (2/9/10)--Alexa T., a 19-year-old A+ FCU credit union member, has received a $1,000 check from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for winning its 2009 national C-Note photo contest.
Click to view larger image Alexa T. (pictured with her mother) won $1,000 from a C-Note photo contest offered through Googolplex by the Credit Union National Association. Alexa went bungee jumping with her mother. She named the photo “Take a Risk, Live a Life.”
Click to view larger image Alexa T., a college student, plans to use the $1,000 grand prize she received from the C-Note photo contest to study abroad in Europe next spring. (Photos provided by CUNA)
C-Note is the high school level of the online youth magazine, Googolplex, offered by CUNA. Alexa’s photo, “Take a Risk, Live a Life,” shows her bungee jumping in New Zealand with her mom. Alexa’s caption reads, “My hope for 2009 is to take risks and live my life to the fullest.” The C-Note photo contest is open to 13- to 19-year-old credit union members. Winners are determined by online votes from the site’s visitors. Several times a year, participants submit photos for contests, whose winners receive a $100 award. Alexa’s photo originally won the “My Hopes for 2009” contest. At the year’s end, the themed-contest winners then competed for readers’ votes and a $1,000 grand prize. Alexa is in college and intends to use her prize to pay for her education. “When I won the contest, I was so excited and proud that my photo made it so far down the line,” she said. “I’m going to use it to help pay for me to study abroad in Europe next spring.” Bungee jumping was “an awesome experienced” that the C-Note contest allowed her to share with peers nationwide. A+ FCU has $760 million in assets. The customizable Googolplex provides content for elementary, middle and high school students in three separate sites, but with only one administrative site for credit unions to use.
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