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Local Kindergarten - 12th Grade Artist Showcased for its 37th Annual Happy Times Calendar

December 06, 2022
Paint Brushes with a purple and blue watercolor effect background | Text: Happy Times
Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU), a Las Vegas based financial institution, serving its members since 1951, is set to showcase 13 talented students, Kindergarten through 12th grade, for their winning submissions to the Happy Times 2023 Calendar. This marks the 37th Anniversary of the annual SSSCU calendar. 

Students from across Southern Nevada were asked to create art that makes them happy, with one winner selected from each grade K-12th, to be featured in the Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation and the Silver State Schools Credit Union annual calendar. Over time, submissions have averaged about 2,000 entries annually. This year, we surpassed that average, and for the first time, SSSCU received over 3,000 pieces of art!

Winning students and teachers will be honored at this year’s Happy Times Calendar Awards Ceremony, on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 6:00 PM at the Blasco Room, located in the Foundation Building, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Winning students receive their original artwork framed as well as a $200 check, and their art teachers will also receive a check for $200 to use towards art supplies for their classroom. The winning pieces of art are displayed year-round at the Westcliff Branch and Tule Springs Branch of Silver State Schools Credit Union. The awards ceremony will also be live streamed on Facebook and can be accessed by visiting 

Cover: “Vegas Wonderland” - Chloe J.; 6th grade; Doral Academy Red Rock
January: “A Snowy New Year” – Chaehee C.; 8th grade; Hyde Park Middle School 
February: “Winter Wonderland Ride” – Gemma K.; 5th grade; Las Vegas Day School
March: “Love” – Eliza S.; Kindergarten; Hannah Marie Brown Elementary
April: “Spring in Montana” – Scarlett S.; 2nd grade; Doral Academy Red Rock 
May: “Fun Day at the Beach” – Arianna J.; 1st grade; Doral Academy Red Rock
June: “Hide and Seek” – Cara L.; 10th grade; Bishop Gorman High School
July: “Family Trip” – Clarice C.; 11th grade; Coronado High School
August: “You are my Sunshine”- Charmella W.; 4th grade; Helen Marie Smith Elementary  
September: “Joyful Dance” – Kailey F.; 12th grade; Green Valley High School 
October: “After the Moonrise” – Chaeyeong K.; 9th grade, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts 
November: “Turkey” – Isaiah F.; 3rd grade; Our Lady of Las Vegas 
December: “The Season of Giving” - Emily Star M.; 7th grade, Innovation Academy  

The 37th Annual Happy Times Calendar’s will be available on Tuesday, December 6th, at any of our ten Southern Nevada branch locations. Members can obtain one Happy Times Calendar per primary membership. Additional calendars may be purchased for $2.00 each, with 100% of the proceeds going to the People Over Profit (POP) Foundation, the charitable arm of Silver State Schools Credit Union, while supplies last.

Click here to access a brief news segment from 8 News Now, coverning our Happy Times Awards Ceremony.

For a group picture of our winners, please click here.

Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU), founded in 1951, is a state-chartered financial co-operative Prioritizing People Over Profit. The Credit Union serves nearly 59,000 members of the educational community, as well as the community at large and their families, with ten branches in Southern Nevada. SSSCU provides “Excellent Member Service and Financial Solutions – for Life!” via a wide range of banking products, that are simple, secure, and convenient. As of September 30, 2022, SSSCU reported total assets of $1.117 Billion, deposits of $1.039 Billion, and loans of $735 Million. Liquidity remains strong at $89 Million, and the credit union is well-capitalized with a regulatory net worth at $109 Million, equal to 9.74% of total assets. Accounts insured up to $500,000. American Share Insurance insures each account up to $250,000. Excess Share Insurance Corporation provides up to an additional $250,000 of insurance per account. This institution is not federally insured. For more information, visit