Boston Latin School seventh-grader Michael Gross Jr. won himself a cash prize and a trip to the statehouse as the winner of the annual Massachusetts Credit Union League’s essay contest. The theme was “people helping” people. Gross was sponsored by the $453 million IC Federal Credit Union of Fitchburg, Mass. The seven finalists were treated to a luncheon and awards ceremony at the statehouse.
“Michael’s story titled ‘A Bagful of Smiles’ touched the hearts of all of us here” said Judy Kaddy, senior vice president of IC, “and ultimately the league as well that cast the final vote.”