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Education First Federal Credit Union presents $7000 to Orange County high school seniors

Special to The Leader

Education First Federal Credit Union is proud to announce its scholarship recipients for the Class of 2016. Over the last several weeks, representatives from Education First have personally presented $1000 scholarships to seven high school seniors in Orange County.

Last year, the amount of the scholarship was increased from $750 to $1000, and since 1999, when we first began distributing our scholarship, we have given out $340,000. This year’s round of grads throughout will bring that total to $377,000.

The recipients are chosen by their counselors or by their high school’s scholarship committee each year, and a certificate is presented by a representative from Education First at each school’s scholarship awards presentation.

The 2016 recipients from Orange County are:

Bridge City High School                               Jose                Torres

Community Christian School                                  Danielle        Gyasi

Deweyville High School                              Abigail                       Gentz

Little Cypress Mauriceville High School  Rebecca         Brown

Orangefield High School                            Kori                 Brown

Vidor High School                                        Maegan         Moore

West Orange Stark High School                Desiree          Howard

Education First Federal Credit Union is a community credit union with 34,000 members. Membership is open to individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in our field of membership, including Jefferson, Jasper, Hardin, Newton, Orange and Tyler counties.