Leyden Credit Union Awards Scholarships

| July 3, 2013

Leyden Credit Union (LCU) awarded a $500 scholarship to Joseph Hillertz, a recent high school graduate and to Sarah Dantino and Valerie Harries, two continuing education college students. The $500 will go towards their college tuition. The recipients were chosen based on class rank, recommendations, school and community activities and an essay.

Joseph Hillertz is a West Leyden graduate and had a class rank of #2 out of 330 students. Joseph was a student mentor for three years in a program called ACCESS (A Caring Community Empowering Student Success), which helps freshmen students’ transition to high school. His extracurricular activities included Swim Team, Principia (Science Olympiad) Team, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Ecology Club. Joseph was also the recipient of several honors, including National Honor Society, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, and the Fern Award for Excellence in Student Activities.

Sarah Dantino will be a sophomore at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois this fall and is majoring in Psychology. She has a 3.7/4.0 Grade Point Average and has been on Augustana’s Dean’s List. This former Illinois State Scholar’s activities include teaching music at her church’s Vacation Bible School, Cans For Kids (a recycling program), and will be a Circle K executive board member for the next year.

Valerie Harris is a continuing education student at the College of DuPage that is majoring in nursing. Her community activities include Save the Children, where she tutors children; Secret Sponsor, which is an event for special needs children whose parents are not able to provide a Christmas gift; Ladies Night Out, which is a Bible class for women who need moral support; and Faith Conference, which is a women’s group dealing with women’s issues.

Leyden Credit Union annually awards three $500 scholarships. LCU is a full service, member owned financial institution that was founded in 1955 and is located at 2701 N. 25th Avenue in Franklin Park, Illinois. Membership is open to anybody who lives, works, or worships in the townships of Leyden, Addison, Elk Grove, Lyons, Maine, Proviso, or York. In addition to savings and checking accounts, LCU also offers a variety of low rate loans, including car loans and home equity loans, as well as loans for car repair, legal fees, new roof, braces/dental, and much more. Visit www.leydencreditCU.org. for more information.

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