First Financial Federal Credit Union And Thunder 106 Award Lacey High School Teacher With Teacher Of The Month

WALL, N.J. – Renee Gurgacz, an Emergency Services Club advisor and teacher at Lacey Township High School in Lanoka Harbor, NJ was recently awarded the honor of May’s Teacher of the Month by the First Financial Foundation and Thunder 106.

Gurgacz was nominated for this honor by student Haley Kreis, and was surprised with an award presentation earlier this month.

Ms. G has been such a hero to me,” said student Haley Kreis. “She introduced me to volunteering on our local ambulance squad and this week I graduated EMT class with 26 other people, including another fellow Lacey High School student.” Kreis continued, “Ms. G helps us cope with the serious calls, teaches us the basics of patient care, and makes the club fun. As a result of her program, over thirty current and former students have joined local squads in the past few years and many have made careers out of EMS and firefighting.” 

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About the First Financial Foundation:

Since 1994, First Financial has supported the Monmouth & Ocean communities with the Erma Dorrer Scholarship Program. Today, that program has been extended into the First Financial Foundation to assist charitable organizations of the Monmouth & Ocean County Communities.  The First Financial Federal Credit Union Foundation is a non-profit working to support a variety of community programs and organizations throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  We direct 100% of your contributions to programs because all administrative
expenses are paid for by First Financial Federal Credit Union.  To learn more, visit

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