Two Las Vegas elementary school students scored a cash prize in a statewide contest.
Shayla Embriz, a fourth-grader at Elizondo Elementary, and Angel Gonzales, a fifth-grader at Ullom Elementary, both won $529 in the Third Annual Nevada $529 College Savings Day Contest.
Co-sponsored by the State Treasurer’s Office and the Nevada Bankers Association, the contest was open to all Nevada Kindergarten through fifth-grade students, with the prize being a $529 gift to be used to open a college savings plan account or to enhance an existing account through Upromise, Nevada’s College Savings Plans program administrator.
The Nevada Bankers Association once again donated the $529 prizes. The five winners were selected via random drawing: two from Clark County, one from Washoe County, and one each from a northern and southern Nevada rural community.