Arlington student wins regional banking award

Julia Hocker accepts her award from Burke & Herbert Bank’s assistant branch Manager Aldo Fiallega. Also pictured are Hocker’s parents, Guy and Michelle Hocker, and her sister, Rachel.

Julia Hocker, an eighth-grader from Arlington County, who is home-schooled, will advance to the American Bankers Association (ABA) national “Lights, Camera, Save!” competition after her video, “Saving to Give,” was selected by a panel of local experts as the Burke & Herbert Bank regional winner.

The contest challenges students, ages 13-18 across the nation to submit a 90-second video that inspires other teens to use money wisely and promotes the value of saving. As a Virginia participating bank, Burke & Herbert Bank was responsible for accepting and judging entries across the region.

 “We were amazed by the caliber of this year’s video submissions and happy to see that more teens and more schools got involved,” said Terry Cole, executive vice president at Burke & Herbert Bank. “Teens have the opportunity to use their creativity and have fun while delivering important messaging about the value of saving.”

Hocker received $350 gift card for winning at the regional level. 

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