Firefly Credit Union Gives Back to Burnsville Students and Teachers
Monday, June 19, 2017
Firefly Credit Union - BURNSVILLE, Minn. (June 19, 2017) - As part of “I Love Burnsville Week,” which was held June 3-10, Firefly Credit Union looked to local third graders in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 to tell them why they love the city they call home.
Students wrote essays following the prompt “I Love Burnsville because…” for the 8th annual “Why I Love Burnsville” essay contest. Three winners were selected by Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and Firefly representatives. This year, winners included Efrata E. and Aisha H. from Sioux Trail Elementary and Samira M. from William Byrne Elementary. Firefly awarded $50 to contest winners and to their respective teachers to help aid in providing classroom supplies. Honorable mentions in the essay contest, as well as their teachers, received $25.
“I love Burnsville’s teachers and schools. They challenge us and make us smart,” said winner, Samira M., who also noted that the Burnsville community is a great place to learn about different cultures and traditions.
In addition to local schools, another common trend among entries was how peaceful and welcoming the Burnsville community is. Students noted feeling safe because of the great job that their safety patrols, school staff, city officials, and police officers do on a daily basis.
“The ‘Why I Love Burnsville Essay Contest’ is always an enjoyable activity to help judge,” said Firefly Credit Union President/CEO, Bill Raker, who presented students and their teachers with their awards at the Burnsville City Council meeting in early June. “The students reminds us of the things that make Burnsville such a wonderful place to live and work.”
PHOTO: “Why I Love Burnsville” Essay Contest winners and honorable mentions stand alongside their teachers; Burnsville City Council members; Firefly Credit Union President/CEO, Bill Raker; and Burnsville Mayor, Elizabeth Kautz.