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!

March 14, 2014

2013-2014 Star Student Award: Connor Duquette


 

Congratulations to our fifth Riverset Star Student Award winner this season, Connor Duquette of Fox Chapel Area High School. Connor was presented with a plaque and a $250 cash prize in front of peers at a school assembly. Many thanks to Fox Chapel Area High School for the warm welcome!

There’s no surprise that Connor won a Star Student Award. He excels academically with a 4.33 GPA. He’s been accepted to three colleges where he plans to major in business. Connor also participates in four different sports at Fox Chapel Area High School including football, soccer, basketball and baseball. If he had to choose one, Connor says basketball would be his favorite.

In addition to Connor’s academic and athletic achievements, he spends countless hours tutoring and coaching younger kids — a role model for younger generations indeed.

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

Stay tuned next week to find out who our next Star Student Award will go to!
  

February 21, 2014

2013-2014 Star Student Award: Elizabeth Flaherty






Riverset Credit Union recognized Elizabeth Flaherty of Keystone Oaks High School as a 2013-2014 Star Student. She was given a plaque and a $250 cash prize for her academic and extracurricular achievements and involvement in the community. Although Elizabeth’s high school courses seem challenging, her favorite is AP Biology. Elizabeth’s interest in science and animals has inspired her to one day become a veterinarian. The prominent vet programs at Ohio State and Penn State attracted Elizabeth to both of these schools and remain her top choices after graduation this spring. In addition to her academic achievements, Elizabeth has volunteered at the Pittsburgh Zoo for three years in a row where she helps the animals interact with people of all age groups. Currently, Elizabeth is preparing for her school play, Curtains, where she plays a small part as an assistant investigator and is also part of the ensemble.

We congratulate Elizabeth for her achievements and wish her the best of luck with her future endeavors. 

Stay tuned next week to find out who our next Star Student Award will go to!