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SIMSBURY BANK PROUDLY SPONSORS SENATOR WITKOS’ CELEBRATION OF LOCAL STUDENT WRITERS

From left to right: Sarah Ackels, Tootin’ Hills School; Emily Feeney, Tootin’ Hills School; Samantha Dupree, Squadron Line School; Caitlin Walsh, Squadron Line School; Shayna Glazier, St. Mary’s School; Madison Knapp, Central School; Anna Cestone, Ce
From left to right: Sarah Ackels, Tootin’ Hills School; Emily Feeney, Tootin’ Hills School; Samantha Dupree, Squadron Line School; Caitlin Walsh, Squadron Line School; Shayna Glazier, St. Mary’s School; Madison Knapp, Central School; Anna Cestone, Ce

SIMSBURY, CT- June 26, 2014 – Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) recognized 12 Simsbury students as winners of their school essay contest sponsored by Simsbury Bank. The winning students, sixth graders from six local schools, were presented with citations from Senator Witkos during an award ceremony at Simsbury Bank on Hopmeadow Street on Monday, June 9, 2014.

The winning students wrote essays in response to the question: If you were a Connecticut lawmaker, what bill would you propose and why? A common theme among many of the responses was preserving the environment. A winner and runner-up was selected from each school.

“By holding this contest, I wanted to get students thinking about state government and the role lawmakers play in shaping our community,” said Senator Witkos. “This gave students an opportunity to fully express their own observations, concerns and plans for change. I was impressed and inspired by their ideas and the way they see and interpret the world around them. These young writers surely have bright futures ahead of them all.”

“It was evident that these students put a great deal of time and consideration into their ideas.  Their articulate and thoughtful essays demonstrate their awareness of current issues, hopes for their futures and their understanding of how our government can help shape positive change.  Simsbury Bank is proud to have sponsored and hosted this essay contest.  As a community bank, it is our pleasure to take the opportunity to recognize their outstanding achievements,” said Martin Geitz, President & CEO of Simsbury Bank.

The following students were recognized:

Central School

Winner: Madison Knapp

Runner-up: Anna Cestone

The Ethel Walker School

Winner: Madeleine Pelletier

Runner-up: Maggie Dunn

Latimer Lane School

Winner: Amoya Francis

Runner-up: Kristine Dymersky

St. Mary’s School

Winner: Shayna Glazier

Runner-up: Jonathan Heiden

Squadron Line School

Winner: Caitlin Walsh

Runner-up: Samantha Dupree

Tootin’ Hills School

Winner: Emily Feeney

Runner-up: Sarah Ackels

Simsbury Bank sponsored the event and awarded the top writers with gift cards for $25 for the runners-up and $50 for the winners. The prizes were awarded by the Bank’s President & CEO, Martin Geitz; Senior Vice President, Terry Boulton; and Vice President, Ken Sklodosky.

Simsbury Bank is an independent, publicly owned community bank for consumers and businesses based in Central Connecticut’s Farmington Valley. Simsbury Bank’s parent company is SBT Bancorp, Inc. whose stock is traded under the ticker symbol OTCBB: SBTB.  The Bank serves customers locally through branches in Avon, Bloomfield, Granby and Simsbury and regionally through mortgage and commercial bankers active throughout Southern New England.  Simsbury Bank customers enjoy internet banking and mortgage services at, respectively, www.simsburybank.com and www.simsburybank.com/mortgages.  Bank customers have free ATM access at thousands of machines across the country through the SUM program.  The Bank offers financial planning, investment and insurance products through LPL Financial and its affiliates, member FINRA/SIPC.

High resolution photos are available for download on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/srophotos/sets/72157644694791778/


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