$19,500 Awarded by HAR-CO Credit Union to the Class of 2018




HAR-CO Credit Union recently celebrated 33 years of awarding scholarships to its student members. A total of 287 of Harford County’s graduates have received HAR-CO scholarships since 1985.  HAR-CO has been the education community credit union for Harford County since 1955. HAR-CO started as a credit union to assist our community teachers and it has grown exponentially. Its mission includes supporting the present and future financial well-being of its members. True to its mission, HAR-CO awarded $19,500 in scholarships to Harford County high school graduating seniors. A reception was held in their honor at the Bel Air office on May 9, 2018.


2018 Recipients:


Aberdeen High                 Christopher M. Bollinger
Bel Air High                      Sara M. Tivvis
C. Milton Wright High       Daniel J. Ensor
Edgewood High               Meredith J. Miller
Fallston High                   Aaron M. Strader
Harford Christian             Amanda J Condict
Harford Technical High    Cole G. Falkenstine
Havre de Grace High       Aaron J. Toepfer
John Carroll High             Taylor A. Bynion
Joppatowne High             Wesley A. Walker
North Harford High          Hannah R. Hieronimus
Patterson Mill High          Jennifer P. Little
New Covenant                 Morgan L. Arsenault



“It was an extreme honor to present the scholarship awards this year to such a hard-working, deserving group of graduates.  For over 63 years, HAR-CO’s philosophy has been to serve the community and I am so proud to be a part of giving back to our local students again this year. HAR-CO presented thirteen $1,500 Scholarships.  These 13 students competed against their peers by presenting a resume and essay detailing their academics, volunteerism, extracurricular activities and need. It was a joy meeting the parents, grandparents, family members and guardians of each student that evening.  Each year these outstanding students touch the hearts of the volunteers and employees of HAR-CO with all of their accomplishments.  We wish the students well in their future endeavors and we look forward to hearing from them in the future!” Said Debra Rettberg, Scholarship Chair and Board of Director.


HAR-CO’s Scholarship Committee is comprised of business and education professionals from its Board of Directors and its Supervisory Committee, including: Debra Rettberg, Thorkild Paaby, Jr., Charles Wellington, Teresa Knox, David Jones, and Larry Dukes plus Diane Edwards-Moore, Public Relations Specialist.


Annually, HAR-CO awards a $1,500 scholarship to most Harford County high schools. The seniors must have a letter of acceptance to a 2-4 year college or university or trade school and meet the minimal criteria as set by the Scholarship Committee. Harford County students and their family members can open an account with HAR-CO.


“It is my pleasure to be part of such an important program that continues to deliver real help to our community. Our focus is to get the applicants that are bright, community oriented and focused. This is one of many ways HAR-CO goes above and beyond to lend our members a helping hand. We congratulate the Class of 2018 on a Job Well Done by students and parents!” said Diane Edwards-Moore, Scholarship Committee member since 1988.


HAR-CO helps students of all ages with youth accounts for children matched to each stage of their school lives.  These include: Looney Tunes, Smart Cent$, and Independence programs. For complete details, simply call HAR-CO at 410-838-9090, visit their website at Harcocu.org, or stop by one of their three branches. For more information about HAR-CO youth accounts contact Diane Edwards Moore, Public Relations Specialist at 410-838-9090 ext. 226.

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