Citizens State Bank Awards 14 Scholarships to Area Graduates ‘Proud of the Class of 2017’

LENA, Ill. – June 15, 2017 – Leaders from Citizens State Bank presented $500 scholarships to 14 extraordinary high school graduates at each school’s awards ceremony and then recognized the recipients at a special luncheon Friday, June 9 at Stella’s Café in Stockton.

“We are so proud of the Class of 2017,” said Citizens State Bank President and CEO Fritz Kuhlmeier. “We had quite a few exceptional candidates, and we were pleased to have handed out 14 scholarships this year.”

Citizens State Bank, with locations in Lena, Stockton, and Freeport, awards a minimum of twelve $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 scholarship recipients were:

  1. Griffin Koester, Aquin
  2. Alexandria Geiser, Freeport
  3. Sabree Hull, Freeport
  4. Samuel Morgan, Freeport
  5. Marissa Buss, Le-Win
  6. Brianna Haight, Le-Win
  7. Tanner Lawfer, Le-Win
  8. Sondra Winters, Le-Win
  9. Shayna Drake, Pearl City
  10. Mikayla Baysinger, Stockton
  11. Addiah Broshous, Stockton
  12. Courtney Haas, Stockton
  13. Olivia Kepner, Stockton
  14. Hannah McGivney, Warren

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


Front row: Shayna Drake (Pearl City); Addiah Broshous (Stockton); Hannah McGivney (Warren); Brianna Haight (Le-Win); Sondra Winters (Le-Win); Courtney Haas (Stockton); Mikayla Baysinger (Stockton).

Back Row: CSB Loan Officer Dennis Groezinger; CSB Marketing and Business Development Officer Carrie Hass; CSB VP Commercial/Consumer Lending Mike Mammoser; CSB CFO Amy Baker; Olivia Kepner (Stockton); Marissa Buss (Le-Win); CSB Loan Officer Brock Musser; CSB President and CEO Fritz Kuhlmeier; CSB Trust Officer Amy Powers.

Not pictured: Tanner Lawfer (Le-Win); Griffin Koester (Aquin); Alexandria Geiser (Freeport); Sabree Hull (Freeport); Samuel Morgan (Freeport).

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