First National Bank donation supports Girl Scouts

Local donation brings STEM activities to thousands of girls

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Presenting a check for $2,500 to Ellen M. Kyzer, CEO and president of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, are First National Bank representatives Ed Barben, senior vice president and private banking team leader, and Greg Conrad, senior vice president and regional banking executive.

PHOTO PROVIDED Presenting a check for $2,500 to Ellen M. Kyzer, CEO and president of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, are First National Bank representatives Ed Barben, senior vice president and private banking team leader, and Greg Conrad, senior vice president and regional banking executive.

HARRISBURG — Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania received a donation recently from First National Bank in support of the Girls Go STEM program.

The donation of $2,500 will make it possible for girls in grades K-12 to gain hands-on skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Through donations like this, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania also operates a traveling STEM Mobile, visiting girls across 30 counties in central and eastern Pennsylvania, including Clinton, Centre and Lycoming counties.

The donation was presented to Ellen M. Kyzer, CEO and president of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA), by Gregory S. Conrad, senior vice president and regional banking executive, and Edward R. Barben, senior vice president and private banking team leader.

“First National Bank is proud to support Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and its efforts to provide local students with access to powerful STEM opportunities,” Conrad said. “We believe providing the education and skills our local youth need to fulfill their potential is one of the best ways we can ensure more successful futures for each of the communities we serve.”

GSHPA is holding free STEM Expos for girls this year, to be held at three locations; Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport in February; East Stroudsburg University in March; and Millersville University in May. Each STEM Expo features dozens of activities provided by program partners that bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics skill-building opportunities directly to girls.

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