Boston Latin School seventh-grader Michael Gross Jr. won himselfa cash prize and a trip to the statehouse as the winner of theannual Massachusetts Credit Union League's essay contest. Thetheme was “people helping” people. Gross was sponsored by the$453 million IC Federal Credit Union of Fitchburg, Mass. The sevenfinalists were treated to a luncheon and awards ceremony at thestatehouse.


“Michael's story titled 'A Bagful of Smiles' touched the heartsof all of us here” said Judy Kaddy, senior vice president of IC,“and ultimately the league as well that cast the final vote.”

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