LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Astoria Federal Savings has
announced the 12 winners of its annual Teen Photo Contest. This year, the
contest theme was "People in Action" and Astoria Federal asked contestants
between the ages of 13 and 19 years old to use their cameras and their
creative eyes to capture people of all ages doing interesting physical or
creative activities. Participants were encouraged to think about the many
ways people are in action such as when dancing, painting, playing sports or
while at work.
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The annual Teen Photo Contest is one of the many ways Astoria Federal
is committed to "Putting people first" in the communities it serves. Senior
Vice President and Director of Marketing Brian Edwards said, "We're always
finding ways to stay involved in the many communities we serve and we're
committed to supporting education at every age level. This contest is a
great way for young adults in our neighborhoods to express themselves in a
Astoria Federal selected the twelve best photos, and those
photographers each won a $250 cash prize. Not only did each winner receive
a prize, but their school also benefited from their win. Each
photographer's teacher won a $100 grant for his or her classroom use.
Winning photos were selected based on their composition, clarity, and
originality in depicting the "People in Action" theme.
Winners were: Anton Alenychev from Forest Hills High School in Forest
Hills; Tara Byrne from Eastchester High School in Scarsdale; Monica
Chulewicz from MacArthur High School in Levittown; Nicole DeMeo from
Elwood-John Glenn High School in Elwood; Li Gao from Earl Vandermeulen High
School in Port Jefferson; Eric Kunz from Hicksville High School in
Hicksville; Erin McCabe from Glen Cove High School in Glen Cove; Stephanie
Ossorio from Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn; Tia Sergio from
Smithtown Christian School in Smithtown; Christine Tabag from Division
Avenue High School in Levittown; and Samantha Smith and Kristen Waslufsky
from Bay Shore High School in Bay Shore.
Astoria Financial Corporation, with assets of $21.5 billion, is the
holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association.
Established in 1888, Astoria Federal, with deposits in New York totaling
$13.0 billion, is the largest thrift depository headquartered in New York
and embraces its philosophy of "Putting people first" by providing the
customers and local communities it serves with quality financial products
and services through 86 convenient banking office locations and multiple
delivery channels, including its enhanced website, www.astoriafederal.com.
Astoria Federal commands the fourth largest deposit market share in the
attractive Long Island market, which includes Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and
Suffolk counties with a population exceeding that of 38 individual states.
Astoria Federal originates mortgage loans through its banking offices and
loan production offices in New York, an extensive broker network covering
twenty-two states, primarily the East Coast, and the District of Columbia,
and through correspondent relationships covering twenty-nine states and the
District of Columbia.
SOURCE Astoria Federal Savings