Huron Valley State Bank (HVSB) and three local elementary schools, Spring Mills, Johnson, and Heritage celebrated the success of the Bank-At-School program. This is a student-run bank located inside of the school that teaches hands-on financial literacy, money management, and provides for real life banking experience. Students applied and interviewed for positions earlier in the year, and were trained for actual banking positions to accept money from their fellow classmates to deposit into the bank. The schools celebrate the end of the year program with a ceremonial pizza party at which all student bank customers and bankers enjoy food, fun and fellowship.
To demonstrate appreciation of the school partnerships, the bank is sponsoring one school assembly for their partner schools per year. Huron Valley State Bank selected Kevin Szawala, also known as Mr. Peace, who presented a segment on diversity at Spring Mills Elementary on June 1st.
Top left: Spring Mills Bank at School Celebration - Back row: Becky LeDuc (HVSB), Addison Payton, Elise Trulu, Kendal Schmidt, Morgan Robert, Awesome the Pig, Lillian Dick, Katelyn Nathan, Jane Thompson, Janet Wooster (HVSB), Luke Greco, and Brendan Palmer. Front Row: Tatum Fisher, Avery Vandagriff, and Grace Kountouriotis.
Top middle: Johnson Bankers - Back Row: Anna Winstead (Huron Valley State Bank), Awesome the Pig and Nancy Gomez (HVSB). Front Row: Hope Jenkinson, Alicia Dawe, Kylee Snyder, and Henry Theriault. Not pictured: Cyril Parr.
Top right: Heritage Bank at School Pizza Party - Awesome the Pig and the 5th Grade Bankers at the End of the Year Pizza Party. Back Row: Austin Hervey, Ayla Jednacz, Gwen Krohn, Ethan Buckner, Skyla Spencer and Natalie Elpedes. Front Row: Ellie DeYoung and Nicole McConnell.
Bottom: Mr Peace & Sharky Peace Out - Mr Peace and Spring Mills Mascot, Sharky give a peace out sign to the students at the end of the assembly.