Liam Wilson, a freshman at West Hartford’s Hall High School, will now compete in the national ‘Lights, Camera, Save!’ video contest in February.
Liam Wilson, a ninth grade student at Hall High School in West Hartford, is the winner of a Farmington Bank-sponsored video competition for teenage students.
To participate in the contest, students aged 13 to 18 created videos about saving and using money wisely. Wilson’s video, titled Trick Shots to Success, shows how he and his brother, Conlan, saved money over time to purchase the items they needed to start their own business.
True to its title, the video features impressive trick shots using footballs, basketballs and soccer balls. Throughout the video, the Wilson brothers explain how they saved money to start their business. Ever the entrepreneurs, Liam and Conlan hope this will provide them with enough money to someday buy a house to rent to their friends!
View Liam Wilson’s Trick Shots to Success winning video on Farmington Bank’s YouTube channel.
“We’re impressed with the production and theme of Liam’s video,” said John J. Patrick, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Farmington Bank. “Liam demonstrates the importance of saving in order to make desired purchases and can be looked upon as a role model by his teenage peers in this regard.”
For winning Farmington Bank’s competition, Wilson received a $100 Visa gift card and his video is showcased on the Bank’s website and YouTube page. In addition, Farmington Bank submitted Wilson’s video, Trick Shots to Success, to a national contest called Lights, Camera, Save!, organized by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation. Farmington Bank is a registered participant in this national competition.
The top three national winners of Lights, Camera, Save! will receive a cash prize of $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000 respectively from the American Bankers Association Foundation to fund their savings goals. The national round winners will be announced by the ABA in late February.
Farmington Bank is a full-service community bank with 24 branch locations throughout central Connecticut and western Massachusetts, with one additional branch scheduled to open in Manchester, Connecticut. Established in 1851, Farmington Bank is a diversified consumer and commercial bank with an ongoing commitment to contribute to the betterment of the communities in our region. Farmington Bank, with assets of $2.8 billion, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:FBNK). For more information about Farmington Bank, visit farmingtonbankct.com.