Arvest Recognizes “Biggest Savers” in Annual Dollars and Sense Program in North Central Arkansas

Friday, May 26 at 04:15 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
YELLVILLE, Ark. – The end of the school year reveals more than grades for students in the Flippin and Yellville-Summit School Districts, it unveils the biggest saver in Arvest Bank’s annual Dollars and Sense program. 
 
Arvest Bank announced today that fifth grader Marcee Benedict saved the most money among her classmates in Flippin during the 2016 - 2017 school year, with savings of $600. Marshall Mott saved the second-largest amount of $465. Students in the Flippin School District who participated in the program saved a total of $1,367.19.   
 
In the Yellville-Summit School District, Kyleigh Still was the biggest saver, building her savings account to $830. Erica Pyle was the second-largest saver, with $269. Students in the Yellville-Summit School District who participated in the program saved a total of $1,219. 
 
The Dollars and Sense program teaches students of all ages the importance of saving and budgeting, as well as general information on banks, money, bartering and other relevant topics. 
 
“These are basic financial literacy skills that we hope every student will build on as they grow older to help them be financially proficient in everything they do,” said Tiffany Watkins, assistant vice president and marketing director for Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “It’s a good feeling when you have a nice nest egg at the end of the year after being diligent with your saving plan, so all of these students should be proud.”
 
Students were encouraged to save their own money throughout the school year and utilize the information they learned in the program to help increase their savings. As students deposited money into their personal savings accounts and brought the deposit slip to class, they received credit for their accomplishment. 
 
Arvest Bank’s Dollars and Sense program is taught in the Flippin, Yellville-Summit and Cotter School Districts. For more information visit www.arvest.com.  

Tags: Arkansas, Community Support, North Central Arkansas
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