Scholarship Recipients

2018 Students of Distinction

  • Jessica Halligan

    Jessica Halligan is the daughter of Jennifer Halligan, CFO of Bank of Bird-in-Hand, located in Bird-in-Hand, PA. Jessica plans to continue her education, majoring in Accounting at Bloomsburg University in the fall. At Governor Mifflin High School, Jessica is a member of National Honor Society, and both the Marching and County Bands. She is also a thirteen year participant in the Girl Scouts.

  • Michael Kulish

    Michael Kulish is the son of Luci Kulish, a Commercial Lender at Mid Penn Bank, located in Millersburg, PA. Michael plans to continue his education, majoring in sports management at Temple University in the fall. At Hazelton Area Academy of Sciences, Michael is a member of FBLA, HOSA, National Honors Society, and National Spanish Honors Society. He is also a member of the school’s cross-country and track teams, and is the chairman of Operation Can Do.

  • Ryan Look

    Frank A. Pinto Scholarship for Excellence Winner Ryan Look is the son of Susan Look, Chief Risk Officer of Ambler Savings Bank, located in Ambler, PA. Ryan plans to continue his education, majoring in Business at the University Park campus of Penn State University in the fall. At Conestoga High School, Ryan is a member of various school clubs and is a member of the varsity swim team, where he achieved All American honors in the 200 Medley Relay.

2018 Merit Finalists

  • Samuel Cable, Samuel Cable, is the step-son of Shawn Orndorff, VP of Commercial Lending at Bank of Bird-in-Hand, located in Bird-in-Hand, PA. Samuel plans to continue his education, majoring in Finance at Shippensburg University in the fall. At Ephrata High School, Samuel is a member of the school’s varsity basketball team. He also enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking and camping, and this summer will be working for his church and at the Green Dragon farmers market.
  • Nick Cherico, Nick Cherico is the son of Fred Cherico, a founding Director and Board Secretary at Clarion County Community Bank, located in Clarion, PA. Nick plans to continue his education, majoring in Biology/Pre-Med at Dusquesne University in the fall. At Clarion Area Jr./Sr. High School, Nick is Senior Class President and a member of National Honor Society. He is also a member of the varsity football team and a member of both the school musicals and choir.
  • Stephanie Shannon, Stephanie Shannon is the daughter of Steve Shannon, a Director at First Columbia Bank and Trust, located in Bloomsburg, PA. Stephanie plans to continue her education, majoring in Accounting at Bloomsburg University in the fall. At Central Columbia High School, Stephanie is a member of National Honor Society, FBLA, and FFA. She is also a member of several of the school’s varsity sports teams.