overall display of piggy banks.Next week, February 26th to March 2nd, is Kentucky Save$ Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the importance of saving money and reducing individual debt. As part of the national America Save$ program, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service involves the youth of Kentucky through a piggy bank design contest for kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Winning piggy banks are chosen from each Extension district based on their originality and creativity. Winning entries are currently on display in the rotunda of the State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky. In addition to being on display for the month of February, the contest winners will be recognized in a ceremony on March 1st at 10:00 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.

The thirteen winning designs chosen to represent the seven Extension districts are:

  • Rebecca Johnsen, 8th Grade, Taylor County
  • Adalyne Miller, 4th Grade, Russell County
  • Madison Williams, 8th Grade, Pike County
  • Lexie Mckibben, 6th Grade, Fleming County
  • Rachel Wilkinson, 3rd Grade, Fayette County
  • Emily Thomas, 12th Grade, Boyle County
  • Alexis Driver, 4th Grade, Marshall County
  • Joshua S. Ross, 2nd Grade, Livingston County
  • Christopher Sweets, 4th Grade, Warren County
  • Avery Dilger, 3rd Grade, Daviess County
  • Aiden Hobson, 6th Grade, Daviess County
  • Emma Wilson, 5th Grade, Gallatin County
  • Stella Wilson, 3rd Grade, Gallatin County


From February 26th to March 2nd, we will highlight winning designs each day via Facebook and Twitter. Follow our pages daily to see the creative work of Kentucky youth.


To learn more about financial literacy and specific ways to improve your financial health, visit kentuckysaves.org or ces.ca.uky.edu/moneywise.

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