State treasurer visits West Tenn., discusses education program

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HUMBOLDT — The state treasurer made a stop in West Tennessee on Friday to talk about a way the state will help you afford college for your kids. David Lillard was the guest speaker at Friday’s Humboldt Rotary Club meeting. He focused on the Tennessee Stars Program, created for low-income families to save and invest in higher education. It only costs $25 to start an account. Most families will qualify for incentives up to $375. “Think about the joy a parent has in seeing a child actually attain their goals in life and having the quality of life,” Lillard said. “Higher per capita income, that’s what we want, and that’s what I want.” The program also will give away a scholarship to one middle school and one elementary school student on Dec. 1. For more information on how to qualify, look for the link in the Seen on 7 section of our website.

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