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Educational Systems Federal Credit Union Awards $500 to its "Tips and Tools" Grand Prize Winner at Greencastle Elementary School

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Greenbelt, Maryland

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union recently wrapped up its "Tips and Tools for Back to School" contest where members of the education community were invited to share advice for a successful school year. The Grand Prize Winner, Amie Wohlfarth, selected Greencastle Elementary School in Montgomery County where she teaches second grade to receive a $500 donation provided by the Credit Union.

Wohlfarth's winning submission highlighted two apps that she uses daily to stay connected to parents. The Remind and Class Dojo apps help her coordinate parent/teacher conferences, share pictures and provide updates on the progress of students. She also awards students with points through the apps when they are doing well.

"Greencastle Elementary School has become a second home to me, and they have welcomed me with open arms," said Amie Wohlfarth. "I was so pleased to be able to give something back to the school to show my appreciation for the opportunity they have given me. The staff and students deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. I thank Educational Systems Federal Credit Union for this amazing donation!"

"Our core purpose is serving the education community," said Chris Conway, President/CEO of Educational Systems FCU. "We started the 'Tips and Tools for Back to School' promotion four years ago to provide a forum through the Credit Union's Facebook page for the education community to provide tips to help educators and students achieve success throughout the new school year."

Educational Systems FCU ( has proudly served the education community for over 60 years. With over $850 million in assets and 12 branches, the Credit Union serves over 85,000 members in seven school systems and three community colleges throughout Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's and Talbot counties.