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Treasurer Murante and NEST 529 Announce Back-to-School Photo Drawing Winners

10 Winners to each receive a $2,000 NEST 529 College Savings contribution

Lincoln, Neb. (December 3, 2019) - Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante and First National Bank of Omaha today announced the 10 winners of the NEST 529 Back-to-School Photo Drawing. The contest, which took place from July 30 to September 30, encouraged families to submit their favorite back-to-school photos of their children 8 years old and younger. The 10 randomly selected winners will each receive a $2,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.

“The Back-to-School Photo Drawing creates the opportunity for families to take a moment from the bustle of back-to-school season, and capture cherished memories of their loved ones’ educational milestones. It is my wish that every child has the opportunity to pursue their aspirations, and a strong educational foundation is a critical part of the journey,” said Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante.

The Back-to-School Photo Drawing Winners are:

  • Anika Sukraw, Bennington, Nebraska
  • Parker Ziemba, Elkhorn, Nebraska
  • Stone Avila, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Colin File, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Maggie Johnson, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Milo Schulte, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Analie Knighton, Gardner, Kansas
  • Camden Knighton, Gardner, Kansas
  • Audra Kooima, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Joey Wenz, Kearney, Nebraska

“As a parent myself, I can attest to how fast time flies, which is why it’s important to document memories and milestones. We were pleased to see so many heartwarming submissions, and to provide the opportunity for families to savor these precious moments,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “At NEST 529, we pride ourselves in supporting our Account Owners throughout their savings journeys and are delighted to offer this Drawing to help make these higher education goals a financial reality.”

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About NEST 529

NEST 529 is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and State Farm 529 Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 266,000 accounts, including over 86,000 in Nebraska. Visit and for more information.

About First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National and its affiliates have more than $23 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

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