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Oklahoma students win scholarships

Tinker Federal Credit Union chooses 8 winners.
Modified: November 29, 2013 at 6:56 pm •  Published: November 30, 2013

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8 students win scholarships

Eight Oklahoma students recently received some financial encouragement to help them get their dream jobs. Tinker Federal Credit Union selected four first-place winners and four honorable mentions in the credit union's 2013 Financial Advisors Scholarship Contest after receiving 320 entries. The contest, sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union Financial Advisors and the credit union's SaveAbles Kids Club, was open to TFCU members 18 and under. Contestants submitted a drawing or photo showing what they want to be when they grow up. Entrants 12 and older also wrote a short essay on the same subject.

The winners were:

Category A (ages 6 and under): Alexis Paxton, 6, of Moore, who wants to be a veterinarian. Honorable Mention: Ashlyn Rowell, 5, of Ramona, who wants to be a toy doctor.

Category B (ages 7 to 11): An M. Anh, 10, Midwest City, who wants to be an author and illustrator. Honorable Mention: Austin Buchanan, 7, Newalla, who wants to own a pet shop.

Category C (ages 12 to 14): Emily Hernandez, 14, Yukon, wants to dance with a ballet company. Honorable Mention: Elaina Griffin, 13, Moore, who wants to be a horse doctor.

Category D (ages 15 to 18): Nicole Varghese, 16, Edmond, who wants to be a doctor. Honorable Mention: Mikala Huneycutt, 17, Ada, who wants to be an event coordinator.

Credit Union President and CEO Mike Kloiber presented $500 scholarships to the four first-place winners and $250 scholarships to the four honorable mention winners at a pizza party at the credit union's Midwest City branch.

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