PRESS RELEASE: BankUnited & Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry Present South Florida Student With $1,000 Award
Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Jarvis Landry and BankUnited, a proud corporate partner of the Miami Dolphins, presented 15-year-old Turner Technical Senior High student Shannon Charlotin with a $1,000 cash prize at a reception and meet-and-greet held recently at the bank’s Miami Lakes headquarters.
Charlotin, a student at the Miami high school, wrote the grand-prize winning essay as part of the 4 Downs for Finance financial literacy program sponsored by BankUnited, which offers students a chance to kick-start their own personal savings. Throughout the regular football season, South Florida students were encouraged to access age-appropriate money tips online and submit an essay on a financial literacy topic. Weekly winners received an autographed football and were entered to win the $1,000 grand prize and a visit with Landry.
“BankUnited is pleased to honor Shannon Charlotin. At only 15, she already understands the importance of saving for retirement,” said Thomas M. Cornish, BankUnited COO. “Shannon wrote a thoughtful essay on how she handles her money and the value she places on saving and giving, reminding us through her words that ‘the essence of money is not just to spend it, but for utility, security and enjoyment.’”
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