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Auburn Student Ryan Song One of Five National Finalists

Yakima Federal Savings and Loan’s Lights, Camera, Save! winner, Ryan Song of Auburn, WA, has been named a national finalist by the American Bankers Association Foundation.

Lights, Camera, Save! is an annual video contest that encourages teen participants to produce a short film that communicates the importance of sound money management.

Song is one of five students selected to compete for several awards, including a $5,000 grand prize and a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the 2020 Jump$tart National Educator Conference. This year, 142 banks hosted 163 contests in 46 states as a part of Lights, Camera, Save!

In addition to competing for cash awards, Song’s video will be entered in the ABA Foundation’s ‘Savers’ Choice’ social media contest. The contest – which runs from Feb. 12 through Feb. 19 on ABA’s

Facebook page — will feature the top five Lights, Camera, Save! videos and allow viewers around the world to vote for their favorite entry. The winner of the ‘Savers’ Choice’ will receive a GoPro camera to encourage future filmmaking.

“All of us at Yakima Federal Savings and Loan are thrilled Ryan is being recognized for finding such a creative and effective way to share valuable savings lessons with his peers,” said Leanne Antonio, CEO. “We hope everyone in Washington will take a few minutes out of their day to support a local student and cast their vote for Ryan as the ‘Savers’ Choice.’”

This year’s five finalists are:

Save Your Money and Stay Winning

Michaela Oh (Whitney High School, Rocklin, Calif.)
American Riviera Bank (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Saving: Tips and Tricks for Success
Brogan Thomas (Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park, Kan.)
Bank of Blue Valley (Overland Park, Kan.)

The Savings Genie
Sujay Khona (Fairfax Academy, Fairfax, Va.)
Burke & Herbert Bank (Alexandria, Va.)

The Magic of Saving
Catherine Tomasello (HB Plant High School, Tampa, Fla.)
Prime Meridian Bank (Lakeland, Fla.)

Money with Matt and Mike
Ryan Song (Buena Vista Seventh-day Adventist School, Auburn, Wash.)
Yakima Federal Savings & Loan (Yakima, Wash.)

To vote for the ‘Savers’ Choice,’ visit ABA’s Facebook page. To learn more about Lights, Camera, Save! visit

About Yakima Federal Savings & Loan
Yakima Federal Savings and Loan is headquartered in Yakima, Wa. and has been in business since 1905. With nearly 1.8 billion dollars in assets, the association is the 8th largest Washington-based FDIC insured financial institution

The above is a press release from Yakima Federal Savings & Loan.  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.

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