CCCS of Greater Dallas and PlainsCapital Bank Announce Poster Contest Winners

Texas Students in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock and San Antonio Created Artistic Visions of Financial Literacy with “Saving for Success” Theme
DALLAS - June 7, 2013 - PRLog -- Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) and PlainsCapital Bank announced winners of the 2013 Financial Literacy Poster Contest, which challenged students to illustrate financial literacy and this year’s theme of “Saving for Success.” The winners were chosen from more than 890 entries submitted by students across Texas, ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Representatives from CCCS and PlainsCapital Bank presented students with prize money and recognition certificates at their schools in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock and San Antonio. Student winners and their corresponding teachers were awarded $100. Runners-up and their teachers each won $50. In addition, Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS, taught a “Kids and Money” class focusing on important financial literacy lessons for the entire family at many of the award ceremonies.

“We were amazed at the participation and level of creativity provided by students to illustrate the ‘Saving for Success’ theme,” said Todd Mark. “CCCS is thankful that our partner, PlainsCapital Bank, has worked with us for two years to get students excited about financial literacy and smart money management. It is so important for students to have a strong foundation when it comes to making smart money decisions and we believe the poster contest gets students started in the right direction.”

CCCS and PlainsCapital Bank partnered for the second year to host the student poster contest and the winners are:

•   Sriya Mechineni, 4th grade, Barton Creek Elementary

Greater Dallas:
•   Hannah Sears, 10th grade, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center
•   Camille Murray, 9th grade, Prince of Peace Christian School
•   Esmeralda Garcia, 8th grade, E.D. Walker Middle School
•   Jennifer Saucedo, 8th grade, Jubilee Park & Community Center (runner-up)
•   Julian Lopez, 5th grade, Jubilee Park & Community Center
•   Jade Radford, 4th grade, Isbell Elementary
•   Sarah Boutovis, 3rd grade, Isbell Elementary (runner-up)

Fort Worth:
•   Julio Joel Alvarez Avila, 12th grade, Polytechnic High School
•   Katelyn Aguilar, 7th grade, Daggett Middle School

•   Kaci Dobbs, 11th grade, Coronado High School
•   Hiroyo Masuda, 11th grade, Coronado High School
•   Daniela Lopez, 3rd grade, McWhorter Elementary

San Antonio:
•   Nicholas Martinez, 7th grade, San Antonio Youth Association
•   Legacy Lopez, 5th grade, San Antonio Youth Association
•   Priscilla Lumbreras, 5th grade, San Antonio Youth Association

“It has been such a pleasure to sponsor this exciting poster contest and we are thrilled to see the number of creative posters from students across Texas,” said Pete Villareal, chief administrative officer for PlainsCapital Bank. “We know that smart money management education is critical to success as an adult and we hope that participating in the poster contest will jump start students thinking about financial literacy in a fun way.”

Photographs from the award presentations, as well as copies of the winning posters, are available upon request. Please contact Ginger Greenberg at

About CCCS of Greater Dallas
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, Inc. is a nonprofit, community-based credit counseling and debt management service. Established in 1974, CCCS of Greater Dallas and its affiliate offices provide financial education and counseling to consumers in-person, by phone, or Internet at 15 locations in four states. CCCS of Greater Dallas is a HUD-approved housing counseling multi-state organization and serves as one of seven counseling agencies supporting the 888-995-HOPE Hotline. The agency is also a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the nation’s largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling network. CCCS of Greater Dallas is a service partner of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. To learn more about CCCS of Greater Dallas’ free seminars or the agency’s services, call 800-249-2227, visit or become a fan of CCCS of Greater Dallas on Facebook to receive updates on agency events and offerings.

About PlainsCapital Bank
Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank has the strength and stability of $6.6 billion in assets1, operates 34 Texas branches and has more than 670 employees providing highly personalized relationship banking through a single point of contact. Offering commercial lending, treasury management, small business banking, private banking, and trust and wealth management services, PlainsCapital Bank empowers responsive, local decision making in each of its major markets: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock and San Antonio. PlainsCapital Bank is part of the PlainsCapital Corporation family of companies. PlainsCapital Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings . Find more information at
Source: 1December 31, 2012 Call Report for PlainsCapital Bank
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