First United Bank and Trust Recognized for 23 years as School+ Business Partner

Last Updated on Jan 10, 2017 at 4:19pm

Southern High School recently held a luncheon to recognize First United Bank and Trust for sponsoring the “MD Stock Market Game Competition” for the past 23 years. Principal Jim Maddy thanked the Bank for their commitment to financial literacy through the funding of the cost for participating in this program and presented Carissa Rodeheaver CEO and Chair of the Board, a framed Certificate of Appreciation.

The two participating teachers, Athena Wilson and Lisa Bender have been using the stock market game as a high-interest enriching activity in their accounting, economics and personal financial management classes during these 23 years. They were each given a gift by Mrs. Rodeheaver to thank them for their excellent instruction in the area of financial literacy and for their long-term commitment. The participating teachers also used the opportunity to thank the Bank and to present a gift to Rob Sharps for serving as the financial advisor for the Stock Market Game.

Six Students also attended the luncheon and answered questions about the Fall Stock Market Game competition. Teams from Southern High School finished first, third and eighth in the Region standing this fall. During the 23 years, Southern High School teams have finished first in the state and Regional multiple times, including first place in the adult division at the state level by both Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Bender

Others attending the luncheon that was catered by the Southern High School Food Services students included Interim Superintendent Barb Baker, Tom Woods, new BOE member, Keith Sanders, First United Wealth Management manager, and Brian Boal, First United Bank and Trust Board member.
Stock Market Recognition

Garrett County Board of Education member Tom Woods; First United Wealth Management manager Keith Sanders; Interim Superintendent Barbara Baker; First United Bank and Trust Board member Brian Boal; First United Bank and Trust CEO and Chair of the Board Carissa Rodeheaver; Principal Jim Maddy; and Financial Advisor Rob Sharps
Athena Wilson; Rob Sharps; and Lisa Bender

Business Education teacher Athena Wilson; Financial Advisor Rob Sharps; Business Education teacher Lisa Bender
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