By: Sharee Coleman August 31, 2021 | 2021Sun East Federal Credit Union

Aston, PA – August 31, 2021 – Sun East Federal Credit Union recognizes and awards students in our community for their volunteer efforts that support the credit union’s philosophy of People Helping People. Created as a benefit for schools that have a charter membership with Sun East Federal Credit Union, the awards are for students who have performed community service within the last year and have positively influenced others. This year, 13 students received financial awards for their community service effort.

Congratulations to the 2021 award winners:

High School $1,000
Academy Park High SchoolVictoria Scott
Chichester High SchoolJosh Hankins
Springfield High SchoolBrett Gougler
Oxford Area High SchoolMason Schaefer
The Christian AcademyChristian Williams
Sun Valley High SchoolKierstyn Kirk
College $1,000
Holy Family UniversitySarah Schreiber
Neumann UniversityAshley Beasley
Sun East Federal Credit Union Awards $1,000
Member Award – Wilmington Christian SchoolRebekah Anderson
Employee Award – Saint Elizabeth’s High SchoolJackson Eckhardt
Employee Award – Rising Sun High SchoolTaylor House
K-8 Schools $200
St. Cyril’s of AlexandriaKatherine Chidi-Okoro
Educational Awards $200
Delaware County Literacy CouncilCarla Lima
 “Our staff at Sun East is passionate about community involvement and since our employees’ children, who attend any of our Select Employee Group (“SEG”) schools are not eligible to participate in the Sun East Awards through the schools’ scholarship program, we created a separate award for our employees’ families,” said Terri Lannon, Senior Director Community Outreach. SUN EAST’S “BEST TEACHER UNDER THE SUN” AWARD HONOREESSun East values the importance of educators as role models for young people and the part they play in guiding students towards a successful future. As such, we pay tribute to teachers who demonstrate excellence in creating a motivating and engaging learning environment for their students. The “Best Teacher Under the Sun” Award recognizes outstanding achievements of teachers through daily classroom activities, special projects or programs, or exemplary efforts to inspire students to aspire for greatness.The award application is open to all educators who teach in schools that are part of the credit union’s SEGs. Teachers can be nominated by school administrators, faculty, parents and students.  The awards committee selects one teacher from each category of elementary, middle, and high school levels. Each recipient receives $500, and his/her school also receives $500.Congratulations to the 2021 award winners: 
Sharon Hill SchoolApril Kaisner
Southeast Delco School DistrictColleen DiMaggio
Garnet Valley High SchoolMeghan Krech

Sun East’s student and teacher awards were designed to include area schools and universities who are credit union members. To date Sun East has awarded approximately $270,000 in student and teacher recognition over the past 18 years. For more information or to apply for future Sun East awards, visit

About Sun East: 

Sun East Federal Credit Union, founded in 1949, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution serving the savings, borrowing, investing, and virtual banking needs of nearly 52,000 members, over 1,200 employers, and multiple other organizations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Sun East has over $768 million in assets with branches throughout the Tri-State area, nationwide ATM access, as well as online and mobile banking. Support of local charitable and community outreach initiatives on behalf of Sun East is facilitated through the Sun East Foundation. To join, volunteer, or donate to the Sun East Foundation, visit For more information or to join Sun East Federal Credit Union, call 1-877-5-SUNEAST, visit, or follow @SunEastFCU.