Peach State Federal Credit Union sponsors local students in National Competition

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (April 23, 2018) — Peach State Federal Credit Union is proud to announce the sponsorship of five Meadowcreek High School culinary students on their journey to a national competition later this month. The students earned top honors in the 2018 Hospitality Foundation of Georgia ProStart State Championship. Their teacher, Chef Simone Byron, won the 2018 ProStart Teacher of the Year honor.

Chef Byron and her students will be representing Georgia at the national competition in Providence, Rhode Island April 27-29, 2018. The students are receiving some financial support from the school, but needed sponsorships to cover the remaining expenses. Earlier this month they presented their plans to Peach State’s executive team and formally requested the sponsorship.

“The students do an excellent job providing catering for the credit union’s monthly Board meetings under Chef Byron’s leadership.  We’re so pleased to be a part of this important step in their education,” remarked Marshall Boutwell, Peach State’s President/CEO. “We know that they will make us proud.”

Peach State President/CEO, Marshall Boutwell, Wayne Miles, Carlos Barboza, Chef Simone Byron, Jose Martinez, Peach State Chief of Staff, John Fair (Not pictured, Jorge Narvaez, Team Captain)

About Peach State Federal Credit Union

Peach State is a $936 million credit union that serves more than 70,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina. Operating as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Peach State’s mission is to provide quality financial services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners. For more information about their products and services, visit The credit union’s passion for helping their members and community continue to grow guided them to create the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. To learn more about how Peach State cares, visit


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