A presentation to NEST On-The-Farm photo drawing winners was held at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair Saturday. On the left is Rachel Biar, director of NEST 529, and on the right in Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg, Trustee of NEST 529. Youth winners included, top from left, Hayden Anibal of Bennington and Emerson Schoenfelder of Columbus; middle row, Charlie Jade Johnson of Champion; front from left, Everett Kegley of Elkhorn and Brandtley Christman of St. Edward.  Not pictured—Ellie Koasek of Western. (Courtesy photo)

CCS third grader among NEST contest winners

    A Chase County Schools third grader already has banked $1,000 toward her college education.
    Charlie Jade Johnson, age 8, and five other youths across Nebraska were winners of the annual NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing at the 2018 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.
    The six winners were each awarded a $1,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account during a presentation by Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg and Assistant State Treasurer Rachel Biar.
    The contributions were provided by First National Bank of Omaha, Program Manager of NEST.
    Young Johnson, the daughter of Chris and Samie Johnson of Champion, was one of two winners in the Third Congressional District.
    The winners, all from Nebraska, and their ages and hometowns are as follows:
    First Congressional District—Brandtley Christman, St. Edward, age 5; Emerson Schoenfelder Columbus, age 7.
    Second Congressional District—Everett Kegley, Elkhorn, age 4; Hayden Anibal, Bennington, age 11.
    Third Congressional District—Ellie Klasek, Western, age 1; Charlie Jade Johnson, Champion, age 8.

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