Sun East recognizes local students and teachers with service awards

Jacob MaialeChichester High School
Katelyn GehrmanSpringfield High School
Emilie WashkalavitchOxford Area Secondary School
Mattie KylerThe Christian Academy
Nicole BuscagliaSun Valley High School

Courtney Wolf, Holy Family University
Dariana TroiloNeumann University

Emma Stewart, West Chester University
Victoria Clayton, West Chester University

Kayla Stewart, Sainte-Famille Regional Catholic School

  • Educational Award – recognizing adult literacy programs:

Melis May SagayDelaware County Literacy Council

  • Sun East Federal Credit Union Employee Awards:

Allison WaltersSun Valley High School
Madison CorbettMOT Charter School

“It is so rewarding to see our philosophy of ‘people helping each other’ put into practice by the students of our community; and it is an honor for us to recognize their efforts and encourage them to continue to be role models for others,” said Terri LannonSenior Director, Community Outreach for Sun East.

Diploma of “Best teacher under the sun”

Each year, Sun East also recognizes local educators who consistently foster a stimulating learning environment for their students. The Best teacher under the sun The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of teachers who, through their innovative and enriching programs, inspire students to excel beyond the norm.

The application for the award is open to all educators who teach in schools that are part of the credit union’s charter membership program. School administrators, teachers, parents and students can nominate teachers. The Sun East Awards Committee selects one winning teacher in each category at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Recipients receive $500and their respective school also receives a $500 contribution.

Congratulations to the 2022 winners:

Gabby TrofaPennell Elementary School
Suzanne Swoyer, Sharon Hill School
Jill BednarSun Valley High School

To date, Sun East has distributed approximately $295,000 in student and teacher awards since 2003. For more information or to apply for the 2023 awards, go to:

Sun East Federal Credit Union, founded in 1949, is a full-service, nonprofit financial institution providing savings, borrowing, investing, and virtual banking services to more than 50,000 members, more than 1 250 employers and several other organizations in Pennsylvania, Delawareand New Jersey. Sun East has over $820 million in assets with branches throughout the tri-state area, nationwide ATM access, online and mobile banking. For more information, call 877-5-SUNEAST or visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Sharee L.Coleman 610.485.2960 ext. 268

SOURCE Sun East Federal Credit Union

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