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Lt. Governor Healey Congratulates MEFA Contest Winners


August 2004

Dear Superintendents and Principals:

On behalf of the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), please accept my sincere appreciation for your assistance in promoting the first annual College Savings Art Competition, "What Do I Want To Be When I Graduate From College?"

Nearly 4,000 entries were received from elementary school students across the state. The winning drawings were selected by a panel of judges including a noted Boston area artist and representatives from MEFA, Fidelity Investments and the Department of Education.

On July 22, Lt. Governor Kerry Healey awarded prizes to and congratulated the 9 talented young artists at a special State House ceremony (please view the attached photo). First-place winners each received $5,000, second-place finishers were awarded $2,000, and third-place winners received $1,000. The award monies have been deposited directly into a U.Fund account established for each winning student.

The winners include three grade 3 students from the West Parish School in Gloucester, the Heritage School in Charlton and the Foxboro Regional Charter School in Foxboro. The grade 4 winners hail from the General John Nixon Elementary School in Sudbury, the Holy Name School in Springfield and the Holy Name School in Chicopee, and the grade 5 winning artists are from the Center School in Peabody, the Gerena School in Springfield, and the Thompson School in Arlington.

Once again, thank you for your support of this meaningful program.


Thomas M. Graf
Executive Director

Last Updated: August 20, 2004
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