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State Treasurer Visits Middle Creek Elementary

West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue visits Middle Creek Elementary on Monday to honor the school for boasting a “When I Grow Up” essay contest winner.

Perdue presented Middle Creek with a $500 check for having a regional age group winner, Karlee Moix, in the 2019 SMART529 “When I Grow Up” essay contest. Children from across the state competed to write the best essay on what they want to be when they grow up. Karlee has already received an individual check, supplied by The Hartford, which administers the SMART529 plans.

Accompanied by Wheeling Nailers’ mascot Spike, the treasurer also announced that the SMART529 college savings program will host an Education Day at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Wheeling Nailers home game against Cincinnati.

An office representative will talk about the benefits of the program, which offers tax-free savings gains over a wide array of investment options. State residents using the WVDirect program pay no brokerage fees and are not held to a mandatory contribution limit or schedule.

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