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Cash for the Bash Contest

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We understand that when it comes to savings, it can be hard to fit everything into your budget. That’s why each year, our annual Cash for the Bash contest selects one local high school junior or senior to send to prom in style.


It’s important to us that we encourage high school students to start thinking about finances because we hope it will help young people reach their financial goals in the future.


To enter the Cash for the Bash contest, students were asked to fill out an application and write a 150-word essay describing how he/she would save money when it came to prom expenses.


Some of the top savings ideas included borrowing a dress or tuxedo, making a dress, cooking dinner at home, and doing odd jobs for cash.


After an overwhelming amount of entries, this year’s Cash for the Bash winner was Isaac Schroeder. Schroeder was chosen because of his creative essay that made him stand out this year as he explained his savings ideas for prom.


He received a tuxedo rental from Fantastic Finds, haircut and style from Douglas J, gift card to Eastwood Towne Center for prom accessories, dinner for two at P.F. Chang’s in Eastwood Towne Center, boutonniere/corsage design by VanAtta’s, and $250 deposited to his savings account—for a prize package totaling over $650.