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2017-02-24 / News

First National Bank gives $10,000 to programs for high schoolers

Williamsport, PA – First National Bank representatives recently delivered a $10,000 gift to Pennsylvania College of Technology to help support its SMART Girls and Penn College NOW programs, innovative offerings that benefit hundreds of high schoolers.

SMART Girls is a summer camp on the Penn College campus for girls in grades nine to 11. “SMART” stands for Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies. At the camp, girls experience math and science as a foundation for careers in technology. During the 2016 event, the girls explored entrepreneurship, innovation and digital fabrication as they designed a business plan, a 3-D printed product and marketing materials.

“This gift helps us to engage more high school students with opportunities to earn college credit or attend workshops that showcase our degrees that work,” said Elizabeth A. Biddle, director of corporate relations. “We are sincerely grateful for First National Bank’s continued generosity.”

Penn College NOW and SMART Girls are recognized as “innovative educational programs” under the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Earned Income Tax Credit program, through which FNB made its gift.

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