Scholarship Recipients

2017 Students of Distinction

  • Ciara Marie Coombes

    Ciara Marie Coombes is the daughter of James Coombes, Assistant Vice President/Financial Center Manager of PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Co., located in York, PA. Ciara plans to continue her education, majoring in Forensic Science at Penn State University in the fall. At Northeastern High School, Ciara is a member of National Honor Society, Competition Math Club, and Peer Academic Support System (PASS). She is also a member of the school’s varsity softball and soccer teams.

  • Madison Heider

    Madison Heider is the daughter of Donna Heider, Head Teller at Washington Financial Bank, located in Washington, PA. Madison plans to continue her education, majoring in Nursing at Penn State University-Altoona in the fall. At Donegal High School, Madison is a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, and the Math Honor Society. She is also a member of the school’s Chess Club and Mini-Thon.

  • Taylor Soderberg

    Taylor Soderberg is the daughter of Barbara Soderberg, Vice President/Loan Compliance Officer of Covenant Bank, located in Doylestown, PA. Taylor plans to continue her education, majoring in Biology at University of Pittsburgh in the fall. At Central Bucks South High School, Taylor is a member of Health Occupations Students of America, Four Diamonds Mini-Thon, and is a SPCA volunteer. She is also a member of the school’s lacrosse and field hockey teams.

  • Sarah Strope

    Frank A. Pinto Scholarship for Excellence Winner
    Sarah Strope is the daughter of Michelle Strope, a mortgage underwriter at Somerset Trust Company, located in Somerset, PA. Sarah plans to continue her education, majoring in International Affairs/Languages at George Washington University in the fall. At Somerset Senior High School, Sarah is a member of French Club and French Honor Society. She is also a member of the school’s Interact Club and Youth and Government.

2017 Merit Finalists

  • Lauren Comito, Lauren Comito is the daughter of Valerie Comito, a Customer Service Teller at cfsbank, located in Charleroi, PA. Lauren plans to continue her education, majoring in Communications at Robert Morris University in the fall. At Hempfield Area High School, Lauren is a member of National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. She is also a member of the school’s marching band and participates in the school’s spring musicals.
  • Jacob Stoner, Jacob Stoner is the son of Trudy Stoner, AVP, Manager of Lending and Development of PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Co., located in York, PA. Jacob plans to continue his education, majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Princeton University in the fall. At Dallastown Area High School, Jacob is a member of FBLA, National Honor Society, and the school’s swim team. He is also an active member of The Boy Scouts of America.