April 23, 2014

2013-2014 Star Student: Alessandra Rella


The final 2013-2014 Riverset Star Student Award was presented to Alessandra Rella of Pittsburgh CAPA this morning in front of teachers and classmates. Alessandra was rewarded for her academic and extracurricular achievements and involvement within her community. She was given a check in the amount of $250 and a Riverset Star Student plaque. After the presentation, we had a chance to sit down with Alessandra to get to know her a little better.

During Alessandra’s time at Pittsburgh CAPA, she’s experienced a wide range of classes. She told us her favorites include Psychology, Calculus and Orchestra where she plays the clarinet. Alessandra enjoys music so much that she’s volunteered at the Pittsburgh Opera Academy where she works with children and assisting with a variety of performances. Alessandra spends the remainder of her free time volunteering at Phipps Botanical Gardens where she also work with kids, educating them about the plants and environment.

Alessandra’s academics and volunteer work has helped her decide on the career path she wants to pursue after college. She will be attending Franklin and Marshall where she plans to major in Neuroscience, focusing specifically on child and brain development.

A fun fact about Alessandra is that she can speak Italian. Her language ability will be beneficial as Alessandra plans to broaden her horizons by living in Italy for a year before attending college. She will be living with different families while working on organic farms.

That’s a wrap of our 2013-2014 Star Student award season. We want to congratulate each and every one of our star students and we wish them the best of luck with their future endeavors.

April 17, 2014

Get Five Franklins Contest Winner is Chosen

Those who opened a checking account with Riverset Credit Union between March 17 and April 11 were automatically entered for a chance to win $500. We also gave extra entries to those who signed up for additional Riverset services such as online banking. The winner was randomly chosen and announced on April 15, typically a dreadful reminder to those who have yet to file their taxes. Instead, it was a lucky day for one of our members. 

Our Get Five Franklins winner, Elijah Grier of Woodland Hills High School was presented with a check for $500 at our branch in South Side this afternoon. Elijah’s family has been longtime members of Riverset Credit Union. So at sixteen years old, it was clear that Elijah would open a checking and savings account with us too. When asked how he would spend his winnings, Elijah decided he would save some of the money and spend the rest on new school clothes.

We would like to congratulate Elijah on his winnings and look forward to having him as one of our valued members!

Keep your eyes peeled for our next contest at Riverset.com. 

More Banking. Less Effort.

April 4, 2014

2013-2014 Star Student Award: Ross Maietta

Congratulations to Riverset Star Student Award winner, Ross Maietta of Riverside High School. Ross was presented with a plaque and a $250 cash prize in front of family and friends this morning. Many thanks to Riverside High School for the warm welcome!

There’s no surprise that Ross won a Star Student Award this year. He excels academically at Riverside where his favorite class is accounting.  In addition, Ross enjoys extracurricular activities such as basketball, baseball, golf and soccer — a dedicated athlete indeed. 

When Ross isn’t studying or competing in sports, he is involved with his community in a variety of ways. Ross volunteers as a vacation bible school youth counselor at his church. He also works with Beaver Falls High School and Salvation Army, distributing winter coats to those less fortunate. 

After high school, Ross plans on attending college. His top three choices include the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, and Baylor University where he wants to pursue a major in legal studies and possibly a background in business, specifically finance or accounting. 

We congratulate Ross for his achievements and wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors. 

Stay tuned next week to find out who our last Star Student of the year will be!

March 28, 2014

2013-2014 Riverset Star Student Award: Ben Catalano


Ben Catalano of Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School was presented with a Riverset Star Student Award this Friday morning. The award was presented to Ben in front of members of the National Honor Society, Academic Quiz Team and the cast for this season’s musical, The Sound of Music, all of which are organizations that Ben is involved in.

Ben is currently a senior at Greensburg Central Catholic where he enjoys both Chemistry and Math. After high school, Ben plans on attending Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he looks forward to getting a Bachelor's in Chemistry.  He does plan to pursue his PhD and would then like to move into the research field.   

In addition to his academics, Ben enjoys giving back to the community. He helps his church distribute donations to less fortunate families within the area and likes to participate in mission trips when his schedule allows.  He takes part in a lot of service projects with his church, the St. Barbara Parish.

When asked what are some interesting facts about Ben, he told us that he is the only senior who has participated in eight school plays and musicals, two per year (1 play and 1 musical) since he was a freshman. Ben will be playing the role of Max Dettweiler in The Sound of Music coming this April 25 and 26 to Greensburg Central Catholic High School. 

Riverset Credit Union would like to wish Ben the best of luck with all of his future endeavors.

With only two Star Students left for this year, stay tuned next week to find out who will be next!

March 21, 2014

2013-2014 Riverset Star Student Award: Paige Steen

Paige Steen is one of nine students to win a Riverset Star Student Award this year. The award was presented to Paige in front of her family, friends, teachers and volleyball team in her school’s atrium. 

Paige is currently a junior at Canon McMillan High School where she excels academically. Her favorite class is AP Statistic because it is challenging and she enjoys her teacher. Paige is also involved in extracurricular activities such as volleyball. Paige is proud of her team for earning the title of undefeated section champions this past season. In addition to her academics and extracurricular activities, Paige likes to go on mission trips where she builds wheelchair ramps for those less fortunate, greenhouses and gazebos. 

As for life after high school, Paige plans to attend an urban school farther away from home where she hopes to study to become a physician’s assistant. 

We wish Paige the best of luck with her senior year and future endeavors. 

With three Star Students remaining, stay tuned next week to see who it will be!