Pelican State CU gives $3,300 for school supplies to teachers across the State of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA (November 27, 2020) — Pelican State Credit Union awarded a total of $3,300 for school supplies to 12 school teachers in each of its branch parishes during its annual Teacher Bulletin Board Contest. This contest displayed the appreciation the credit union has for the teachers in its branch communities and showcased the credit union’s dedication to education.

Pelican’s Teacher Bulletin Board Contest encouraged teachers to submit a photo of their bulletin board, classroom door, or virtual learning background for a chance to win up to $350 for school supplies for their classrooms! Winners were determined based on how many reactions, or votes, each submission received on Pelican’s official Facebook page.

Pelican’s 2020 Teacher Bulletin Board Contest winners are:

  • Darryl Alello, Copper Mill Elementary
  • Barbara Brown, Claiborne Elementary
  • Latonya Chambers, Ball Elementary
  • Ashley Ferguson, East Feliciana High School
  • Amanda Gann, North Live Oak Elementary
  • Kari Hall, Life Christian Academy
  • Megan Morgan, Champ Cooper Elementary
  • Pamela Newman, Lake Pontchartrain Elementary
  • Mallory Olivier, Math, Science, and Arts Academy West
  • Nicole Sparks, Northeast Elementary
  • Kasey Theriot, Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School
  • Alexa Wingerter, Slidell High School

Each winning teacher received $250 for school supplies. The three highest vote-getters who received an additional $100 were Kasey Theriot, Amanda Gann, and Nicole Sparks.

“The Teacher Bulletin Board Contest is a true representation of Pelican’s commitment to supporting the educators in its communities. Teachers provide the young minds of tomorrow the guidance they need to be the best versions of themselves possible. We’re honored to be able to give back each year to educators across Louisiana,” explained Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad.

Entries are accepted each fall via Pelican’s website at For more details about next year’s contest, follow Pelican’s Facebook page at

Amanda Gann holds up her check with Pelican Denham Springs Member Service Representative Lundyn Springer (left) and Assistant Branch Manager Megan Laird (right) for winning the Teacher Bulletin Board Contest.

About Pelican State Credit Union

For over 60 years, Pelican State Credit Union has been providing financial services to individuals and their families throughout the state of Louisiana. The credit union is dedicated to improving the lives of its members through safe, competitive products and educational services. Pelican was originally chartered as the Department of Hospitals Credit Union, located in downtown Baton Rouge, to serve Louisiana charity hospitals, mental health centers, and state office personnel. They have since grown into the largest state-chartered credit union in Louisiana now serving over 70,000 members. For information, visit


Leiana J. Pineda Gonzalez-Rubio
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