Carter, June 2015 Metro Parent CoverKid, Grand Prize Winner

Say cheese! This task proved to be a total cakewalk for Metro Parent’s grand-prize CoverKid winner for 2015. Carter of Dearborn Heights, who’s almost 4, is a cool little dude with character to spare. He was a natural choice.

This tyke took the spotlight on the cover of the June 2015 issue of Metro Parent. Carter illustrated our leading story about kids decorating their own rooms – why it’s an important way for them to try new things and let their personalities shine.

Speaking of sparkling personalities: That definitely sums up Carter. He impressed our design team with his wit, self-assuredness and smarts. And, as our top winner, he scored a $1,529 Michigan Education Savings Plan college savings account to help ensure his future is just as bright.

Why not get to know him a bit better? You’ll discover his super running powers, favorite food – and his sure-to-make-you-grin sense of humor.

For a third year, Metro Parent teamed up with MESP (that’s the Michigan Education Savings Plan) to host our CoverKids contest – and invest in local kids’ futures. Think of MESP a Roth IRA, only for your child’s college. The money you put in it is tax-free, thanks to its federal “529” status. You can start one up with just $25, and contribute as little as $15 per pay period. There’s no limit to how much you add annually, though the max account balance is $235,000. Your kid can ultimately use the cash for tuition, room and board, and other college costs.

Interested in your kid being on the cover of Metro Parent magazine? Check out the Metro Parent CoverKids page. The 2015 contest is done, but you can meet all the winners on our CoverKids Winners 2015 page. And stay tuned for details on our 2016 competition.

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