NEST 529 College Savings Rewards 15 Summer Readers in Capitol Ceremony

NEST 529 College Savings Rewards 15 Summer Readers in Capitol Ceremony

LINCOLN, Neb. –

First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the 2018 NEST Read to Win $529 Drawing winners at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. Each of the 15 winners received a $529 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings account. The library of each winning reader also received a $250 donation.

In all, the NEST Read to Win $529 Drawing, offered in partnership with the Nebraska Library Commission, is awarding more than $10,000 to children and libraries across Nebraska in 2018. Libraries receiving donations are Omaha Public Library, $1,250; Lincoln City Libraries, $1,000; Grand Island Public Library, $750; and Franklin Public Library, O’Neill Public Library, and Blair Public Library and Technology Center, each $250.

The NEST Read to Win Drawing was open to young readers between ages 3 and 18 from May to August in participating public libraries throughout Nebraska. Winners were selected at random in each of Nebraska’s three congressional districts.

This year’s winners and their affiliated libraries are:

District 1:         Annelise Angelbeck, Lincoln, Lincoln City Libraries

Emily Bauman, Lincoln, Lincoln City Libraries

Keaden Perkins, Lincoln, Lincoln City Libraries

Alex Rasmussen, Lincoln, Lincoln City Libraries

Briella Kastrup, Blair, Blair Public Library and Technology Center

District 2:         Payton Hammond, Omaha, Omaha Public Library

Miles Heesch, Omaha, Omaha Public Library

Akeelah Cotton, Omaha, Omaha Public Library

Ella Sater, Omaha, Omaha Public Library

Ean Villa, Omaha, Omaha Public Library

District 3:          Ryan Bartels, Riverton, Franklin Public Library

Izzac Cacy, Grand Island, Grand Island Public Library

Alisea Sweet, Grand Island, Grand Island Public Library

Benjamin Vasquez-Felix, Grand Island, Grand Island Public Library

Andrew Ohri, Spencer, O’Neill Public Library