Norman 3-year-old wins money toward Oklahoma college savings account

Juniper Clough won $2,529 for a college savings plan
BY VALLERY BROWN Published: September 6, 2012

— Juniper Clough isn't yet in kindergarten, but her family is already planning for her college education.

Clough, 3, of Norman, won $2,529 toward an Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan account during the Think Big! Save for College! Sweepstakes.

The sweepstakes is an annual partnership between the savings plan and state Libraries Department. It was promoted over the summer along with the state's Summer Reading Program.

State Treasurer Ken Miller presented the winnings Wednesday morning to Juniper and her parents, Anna and Josh Clough, at the Norman Public Library.

“We certainly want to do what we can to help people prepare to be successful in the global marketplace, and education is a really big piece of that,” Miller said.

Anna Clough said planning for Juniper's college savings has been on her mind.

“I, like a lot of parents, knew I wanted to start a savings plan, but it just kept getting put off,” she said. “Now, we plan to start putting money in her account each year.”

Emily McBrayer, 18, of Idabel, also received $2,529 toward a college savings account.

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