A Melrose fifth grader has received a $2,000 head start on his college savings from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Agency, taking home second place in an annual art competition.
The competition asks students to answer in pictures the question, "what do I want to be when I graduate college?"
Jack Crowley's runner-up illustration casts him as a Cordon Bleu certified chef at work in his restaurant.
"Every year, we are excited to see so many children across the Commonwealth participate in the Art Competition and share the dreams they have for the future," said Thomas Graf, executive director of MEFA, in a statement.
The $2,000 prize money has been placed in a special account that defers federal taxes on the savings, and is designed to make saving for education easier for families in the state.
Since its inception in 1999, the organization now counts 173,000 savings accounts comprised of more then $3.6 billion in savings state-wide.