Mercer County Credit Union Awards Scholarships at Annual Meeting

HERMITAGE, Pa. – At its recent annual meeting, the Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union celebrated 67 years of service to its members and awarded scholarships to local graduating seniors.

CEO Sandi Carangi said that over the past year, the credit union focused on two main goals: the construction of its new Hermitage office and volunteering in the community. Members of the staff, board and supervisory committee taught financial lessons at local schools and donated to nonprofit organizations in the community, carrying out the credit union’s philosophy of “People Helping People.”

The following students were awarded $1,000 scholarships:

  • Giada Bertolasio, Hickory High School.
  • Hannah Golub, Kennedy Catholic High School.
  • Ava Hurl, Sharpsville High School.
  • Cameryn Krecek, Sharon High School.
  • Morgan Psznick, Hickory High School.
  • Madelyn Rose Sheffel, Lincoln Park Performing Arts.

A seventh $1,000 scholarship was given in memory of Cliff Toth, a past member of the credit union’s board of directors. The scholarship was given to Nolan Lapikas, a senior at Sharpsville High School who excels in music and the performing arts.

Honorable mention awards in the amount of $100 each were also given to the following students:

  • Caroline Buckley, Sharon High School.
  • Caden Buxton, West Middlesex High School.
  • Mark Cattron, Sharon High School.
  • Danika Lynne Davis, Hickory High School.
  • Mackenzie Devine, Jamestown High School.
  • Carter DeJulia, Sharpsville High School.
  • Grace Dorfi, Sharpsville High School.
  • Zoe Dottle, Sharpsville High School.
  • Rylan Dye, Hickory High School.
  • Angelo Fromm, Sharon High School.
  • Amy Fulcher, Hickory High School.
  • Ja’laija Gregory, Farrell High School.
  • Avery Hanahan, West Middlesex High School.
  • Lauren Harkless, Hickory High School.
  • Isaac Hightree, Greenville High School.
  • Quentin Lee Jr., Sharon High School.
  • Emma Marsteller, Lakeview High School.
  • Emma Mild, West Middlesex High School.
  • Noah Ostheimer, Sharon High School.
  • Slade Pfadt, Hickory High School.
  • Santino Piccirilli, Sharon High School.
  • Colton Scales, Greenville High School.

Pictured at top: Ed Zipay, left, chairman of the Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union, and Sandi Carangi, right, CEO of the credit union, along with scholarship winners Cameryn Krecek, Giada Bertolasio, Hannah Golub and Nolan Lapikas.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.