Citizens State Bank Awards 13 College Scholarships to Area Graduates

LENA, ILLINOIS — Citizens State Bank recently awarded scholarships to 13 area high school graduates at each school’s awards ceremony. The recipients also were recognized at a special luncheon in their honor at Cimino’s Little Italy in Freeport.

“We are excited to be a part of helping area students achieve their educational goals,” said Citizens State Bank President and CEO Amy Baker. “Our scholarship winners have all worked hard during high school, and we are excited for them as they reach for their dreams.”

Citizens State Bank, with locations in Lena, Stockton, and Freeport, awards $500 college scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors who have displayed excellence in academic achievement, community service, and extracurricular activities.

This year’s Class of 2019 scholarship recipients:

Michael Thomalla, Aquin Catholic High School
Josie Bunker, Freeport High School
Gannon Ruckman, Freeport High School
Mercury King, Freeport High School
Kendall Lobdell, Lena-Winslow High School
Christina Schubert, Lena-Winslow High School
Maleah Linden, Lena-Winslow High School
Bradyn Almasy, Lena-Winslow High School
Addison Keltner, Pearl City High School
Drake Oppold, Stockton High School
Alyssa Vincent, Stockton High School
Hannah Smith, Stockton High School
Jenna Beneventi, Stockton High School

This year’s scholarship award winners, left to right, with CSB staff:

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Matt Moyer (CSB Loan Officer), Gannon Ruckman (Freeport), Jessica Engle (CSB Vice President, Human Resources), Bradyn Almasy (Lena-Winslow), Amy Baker (CSB President and CEO), Drake Oppold (Stockton), Alyssa Vincent (Stockton), Hannah Smith (Stockton), Amy Powers (CSB Trust Officer), Sam VenHuizen (CSB Consumer Lender)

Matt Moyer (CSB Loan Officer), Gannon Ruckman (Freeport), Jessica Engle (CSB Vice President, Human Resources), Bradyn Almasy (Lena-Winslow), Amy Baker (CSB President and CEO), Drake Oppold (Stockton), Alyssa Vincent (Stockton), Hannah Smith (Stockton), Amy Powers (CSB Trust Officer), Sam VenHuizen (CSB Consumer Lender)

Not pictured: Michael Thomalla (Aquin), Josie Bunker (Freeport), Mercury King (Freeport), Kendall Lobdell (Lena-Winslow), Christina Schubert (Lena-Winslow), Maleah Linden (Lena-Winslow), Addison Keltner (Pearl City), Jenna Beneventi (Stockton)

Citizens State Bank is an independent, locally-owned community bank that has made our customers our top priority since the 1880’s. With locations in Lena, Stockton, and Freeport, we offer a full range of financial services and the promise of always being confident, courteous, and close by. All business decisions are made locally by people who live and work where our customers do, allowing us the flexibility to customize our diverse products and services to meet our customers’ specific needs. In addition to our personal and business banking, mortgage and consumer loans, trust and investment services, we are proud to be the largest agricultural lender in northwest Illinois. Learn more online at www.csbnow.com.

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