Cobb County Elementary students win Delta Community Credit Union's essay contest

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May 5—Cobb-based Delta Community Credit Union announced its 2023 Youth Essay Contest winners and awarded each child with a $100 youth savings account.

The contest, held in April in recognition of National Credit Union Youth Month, was open to third, fourth and fifth graders. Delta Community received more than 130 entries and selected seven winners from each grade level.

Of the 21 winners, Teasley Elementary in Smyrna had the most with five students selected. Four students were also chosen from East Side Elementary in Marietta. Matt Elementary in Cumming and Hickory Flat Elementary in Canton each had two student winners. Oak Grove Elementary, Ivy Prep Academy and Drew Charter in Atlanta; Woodward Mill Elementary in Lawrenceville; Burnette Elementary in Suwanee; White Oak Elementary in Newnan; and Peeples Elementary in Fayetteville each had a student selected.

Winning essays included responses from students that said they would save money for altruistic causes like donating to the National Brain Tumor Society, building a wildfire refuge for animals or providing necessities for those in need. Another student said they would save money to build a school and another would save to pay for college.