St. Michael School Teacher Receives Massachusetts Credit Union League Award
LOWELL – Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is pleased to announce that Rena Demers, an English teacher at St. Michael School in Lowell, received a special award earlier this month from the Massachusetts Credit Union League for having one of the eight MCUL Student Essay Contest finalists for four of the past five years.
The essay contest, which is designed for seventh- and eighth-grade students, is highly competitive as area credit unions receive approximately 1,200 entries per year. The top entries are sent to the MCUL where the winners and runners-up are selected. The first-prize winner receives $500 in U. S. Savings Bonds and the seven finalists each receive $250 in U.S. Savings Bonds.
“We are very appreciative of Ms. Demers’ dedication to this essay contest as well as of her strong commitment to her students,” said Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “This special recognition is well deserved.”
The theme for this year’s contest was: “Please share an example of how you and/or your family have reached out to help other people this past year.” Winners were announced in late March.
About Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union:
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union was established in 1912 and is a full-service, member-owned community-based financial cooperative with more than 58,000 members and more than $950 million in assets. It operates six full-service branches in Lowell, Dracut (2), Tyngsboro, Chelmsford and Methuen, Massachusetts; two high-school branches at Lowell High and Dracut High schools; and a loan center in Lowell.