Fryeburg Academy Student Wins First Place in National Video Contest

FRYEBURG, ME – Chris Choyce, a senior at Fryeburg Academy, won first place in the American Bankers Association’s Lights, Camera, Save! national video contest. The announcement was made today in a video broadcast via the association’s YouTube channel.

Chris submitted his video entry to Norway Savings Bank to compete at the local level of the contest. Norway Savings Bank was one of about 120 banks and branches who hosted local levels of the competition and selected a winner to represent their bank and compete on the national level. Chris’s video, “Life of Savings” was created using stop-motion film techniques and features Lego® figures and backdrops that depict the importance of saving. To view the video, click here.

“We are thrilled for Chris and to be a part of this major accomplishment,” said Patricia Weigel, President & CEO, Norway Savings Bank. “Making personal finance top of mind for teenagers is difficult, which is why we need more people like Chris who make it relevant and entertaining.”

As the first place winner, Chris will be awarded a savings vehicle of $5,000. In addition, Norway Savings Bank presented Chris with a $250 college scholarship when he was selected as the local winner in December.

Fryeburg Academy will also receive a scholarship from the ABA to send an educator to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland in November. The conference offers classroom educators an opportunity to see, learn about and try financial literacy educational resources that integrate immediately into current lesson plans.

Lights, Camera, Save! launched in 2010 as an offshoot of the ABA’s Teach Children to Save program. It is a unique competition that encourages youth to use video to communicate the value of saving and using money wisely to inspire their peers and others to become lifelong savers.

For more on the contest, visit

To view photos from the viewing party held at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy, please visit our Facebook page.

About Norway Savings Bank

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of December 31, 2014, Norway Savings Bank had $997 million in total assets and provided financial services to over 38 thousand households throughout western and southern Maine. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In December 2014, BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, honored Norway Savings Bank with its highest 5-Star rating for the last 100 consecutive quarters. In 2007 and 2008, Norway Savings Bank was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine by the Society for Human Resource Management’s Maine State Council. Norway earned the Financial Marketing Excellence Award from the American Bankers Association for its “Colorful Solutions” brand campaign in 2009. Most recently, Norway Savings Bank was awarded the 2013 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, recognized as one of the 2013 Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group, and distinguished as a Gold-Level Well Workplace by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). Norway also received the Gold-Level Well Workplace award from WELCOA in 2011. This award distinguishes Norway Savings Bank as one of the healthiest companies in America. For more information, visit