NEST 529 College Savings Announces Winners of Back-to-School Photo Drawing

Lincoln, Neb. (December 4, 2018) – First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the 10 winners of the NEST 529 Back-to-School Photo Drawing. The contest—which took place from August 7 to September 30—invited families to capture and submit favorite back-to-school photos of their children 8 years old and younger. Each randomly selected winner received a $2,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings account.


“No matter their career aspirations, children need a strong academic foundation to pursue their dreams,” said Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST 529. “The Back-to-School Photo Drawing provides an opportunity for families to capture and hold on to their favorite moments from the busy back-to-school season and to prepare for many more first days of school in the years ahead. We congratulate the winners of this drawing and wish their children the best as they pursue their academic next steps.”


The Back-to-School Photo Drawing winners are


  • Brett Ritter, Elkhorn, Nebraska
  • Kathleen Larson, Johnson Lake, Nebraska
  • Tanis Saldivar, Kearney, Nebraska
  • Robert Wells, Kearney, Nebraska
  • Brooke Namuth, Lewellen, Nebraska
  • Erin Bunton, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Leslie Schulte, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Kathleen Johnson, Pawnee City, Nebraska
  • Virginia Whidden, St. Edward, Nebraska
  • Cheryl Osterloh, Waterloo, Nebraska


“We are delighted to have received more than 475 wonderful photo submissions showcasing bright smiles and eager minds,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “At NEST 529, we pride ourselves on supporting our account owners throughout their savings journeys, and the Back-to-School Photo Drawing is a great example. We enjoy offering this opportunity and encouraging families to savor educational milestones while laying the foundation for their future aspirations.”


For images of the Back-to-School Photo Drawing winners, please visit the Back-to-School photo album on Facebook (@NEST529CollegeSavings).