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HAMMOND, Ind. - (04/26/05) -- Regional FCU employees wore 'supercapes' to work last week while middle school students inventednames like 'Debt Beat Debbie,' 'Sir Investalot,' and 'Captain CashFlow' as part of the credit union's Savings Superhero Contest.Students in three age categories won $50 cash prizes during thecredit union's Savings Superhero Festival as part of National CUYouth Week. Elsewhere: Philadelphia FCU offered prizes, includingan iPod Mini and gift certificates to Best Buy and Toys R Us, toyoung members participating in its Moola Savings Club or CU SucceedTeen Clubs; Ventura County CU awarded $500 to the best youth essayon the best way to spend $500 to help the community; Maine State CUgave every youth who opened a new account or made a deposit to anexisting account $5 for their account. "We thought this was a funway to help children start learning young," said Deneen Diehl,director of marketing for Regional FCU, of the Superhero contest.Hundreds of credit unions across the country celebrated the annualyouth savings promotion last week with programs aimed at financialeducation, opening accounts, loan discounts, and developingfinancial acumen among young people.

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