LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! Norway Savings Bank announces local contest winner

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L to R: Thad Thorne, Father of local winner; Andrea Osgood, Regional Vice President, Retail Banking, Norway Savings Bank; Thad Thorne, 2017 Lights, Camera, Save! local winner; Elizabeth Bolduc-Thorne, Mother of local winner; Michael Dana, Film Instructor, Fryeburg Academy; and Kristen Charette, Vice President, Fryeburg Branch Manager, Norway Savings Bank.

NORWAY, Maine – Norway Savings Bank is proud to congratulate Thad Thorne of Fryeburg, winner of our local round of the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest.

The Lights, Camera, Save! video contest is one of several components of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save program. This component is a unique competition that encourages teens to use video to educate themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely.

Thad’s video, entitled Save So You Can, provides viewers with a clear message regarding the importance of saving.  The video shows how saving – even small amounts – can add up and become an investment for the future, whether it be a college education, a new car or traveling the world. Thad’s winning video can be viewed on the Norway Savings Bank YouTube channel:

Thad is a student at Fryeburg Academy who enjoys creating short films and plans to pursue a career in filmmaking. His winning video submission earned him a $250 college scholarship from Norway Savings Bank, which was presented at the Fryeburg branch on Thursday, December 21st. His video has also been submitted to the ABA Education Foundation to represent Norway Savings Bank at the national level of the Lights, Camera, Save! contest. Winners at the national level will receive $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000 to help fund their savings goals.

“If I win at the National level, I will be saving the money “So I Can.” For now, I will be crossing my fingers until March,” stated Thorne.

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 September 30, 2017, Norway Savings Bank had $1.131 billion in total assets and provides financial services to over 38,000 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 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2013, Norway Savings Bank received the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence and has been recognized as one of the healthiest companies in America by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as a two-time Gold-Level Well Workplace award recipient.  BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 25 continuous years or longer.  For more information, visit