Photo: Ben and his dad, pictured in front of Liberty Lake Branch.

All of April, we encouraged both new and existing youth STCU members to tell us about their savings goals. After the month was complete, eight lucky winners were awarded Silverwood tickets or fun gift card-filled prize baskets.

Ben, a high school freshman, was one of our lucky Silverwood ticket winners. This summer, he and three others will head to Silverwood, where they can enjoy Ben’s favorite ride, Aftershock.

Ben is saving to buy his first car, a Jeep, once he receives his driver’s license. His advice for saving: “Just forget about it,” put money in to savings and then forget it exists.

Congratulations to Ben and all of our other Youth Month winners.