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Centric Bank Announces Winners of Lights, Camera, Save! Video Competition for Pennsylvania High Schools

Greg Carter, Centric Bank Vice President and Financial Center Manager, presents a $500 check to Hanna Mater of Central Dauphin High School. Hanna is Centric Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! 1st place winner. HARRISBURG, PA (April 19, 2021) – Centric Bank is proud to announce the winners of the Bank’s third “Lights, Camera, Save!” video contest. Fourteen students, representing high schools from Cumberland, Dauphin and Montgomery counties, submitted videos about the importance of smart money management.

Lights, Camera, Save! is a nationally sponsored contest offered by ABA (American Bankers Association) Foundation and was locally launched by Centric Bank, one of nine Pennsylvania banks to offer the contest. The 2021 contest was sponsored by VantageScore Solutions, LLC.

Marty Haenn, Centric Bank Vice President and Financial Center Manager, presents a $250 check to William Cavallo of Methacton High School. William is Centric Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! 2nd place winner.“We realize that to reach teens with the message of the importance of smart money management, we need to engage them on the channels they use, which is video.  It’s critically important for young people to understand financial literacy and financial health, and we were thrilled to be able to offer this contest again this year that delivers a financial learning opportunity for students,” says Patricia (Patti) A. Husic, President and CEO of Centric Bank.

The top three received a cash prize of $500, $250, and $100 respectively. The winners are:
1. Hanna Mater, “The Chick’s Temptation,” Central Dauphin High School
2. William Cavallo, “Saving Money Made Simple,” Methacton High School
3. Marissa Garon, “Save Money for Your Retirement,” Central Dauphin High School

Lori Sunday, Centric Bank Assistant Financial Center Manager, presents a $100 check to Marissa Garon of Central Dauphin High School. Marissa is Centric Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! 3rd place winner.The first-place winner’s video was submitted to ABA Foundation to compete on the national level for several cash prizes, including $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third and fourth place.

“I really cannot thank you enough for providing this spectacular opportunity for our students.” says Eli Nilsen, Business Education Department Chair at Central Dauphin High School, “This has been a tremendous bright spot in a challenging year, and I am so grateful to Centric Bank and the ABA for dedicating the time and funds to make sure this competition continues this year.  The work that all of you put in does not go unnoticed.”


Lights, Camera, Save! is a video contest sponsored by the ABA Foundation that engages teens in educating themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely.
For the first time in Lights, Camera, Save! history, national contestants went head to head in a bracket-style tournament on ABA’s Instagram page.


Founded in 2007, Centric Financial Corporation, and its subsidiary, Centric Bank, is headquartered in south central Pennsylvania with assets of $1.1 billion and remains a leader in organic loan growth.  A locally owned, locally loaned community bank, Centric Bank provides competitive and pro-growth financial services to businesses, professionals, individuals, families, and the health care industry.  An American Banker 2020, 2019 and 2018 Best Banks to Work For, three-time Best Places to Work, Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies for seven years, and twice ranked a Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Bank by American Banker for financial performance.    

Centric Bank has financial centers located in Harrisburg, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Doylestown, Devon, and Lancaster, loan production offices in Lancaster and Devon, and an Operations and Executive Office campus in Hampden Township, Cumberland County. To learn more about Centric Bank, call 717.657.7727, or visit  Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Centric Financial Corporation is traded over the counter (OTC-Pink) with the ticker symbol CFCX.

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