And the winner is...

No, this is not not an announcement of the winner of the Spokester competition. Today, we had a different contest at Michigan First. This morning we had our 5th annual high school marketing competition, where DECA marketing students from Lake Shore, South Lake, University High and Southfield-Lathrup put together some amazing presentations in hopes that they would win some money! The students were asked to put together marketing plans that would help our brand gain exposure with an extremely limited budget and by that, I mean a budget of zero dollars.

I was impressed with the students public speaking skills, research and team work. This is just another example that Michigan First Credit Union is a big supporter of education. Not only did these students get some great experience from this contest but, if they placed in the contest, each team member won an American Express card!

Today, the South Lake High School teams both scored 3rd and 2nd place! Their team, “The Originals” won 3rd and each received a $25 gift card. Their team, “Super 6” won 2nd place and $50 gift cards each. The first place winning team was from Lake Shore High School and each student went home with a $75 gift card! How awesome is that!

Congratulations to the winners and participants.

Now, to all of you hopeful Spokesters, you have until March 23rd at 3pm to get more votes! I also want to encourage you to start thinking about what you want to do, be involved with and write about when you become the new Spokester. I would start a list of possible blog topics, video ideas or events to be involved with, so you can jot down your ideas as you get inspired. This will help you out a lot when you start as the Spokester, because the first month is kind of a whirlwind of learning and training.

Keeping it Fresh, Young & Free,