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Merchants Bank Contributes $5,000 To The Blue and White Scholastic Foundation, Inc.


(Bangor, PA) Merchants Bank recently contributed $5,000 to The Blue and White Scholastic Foundation, Inc. Anthony J. Biondi, CEO and Director of Merchants Bank, and Richard M. Hotchkiss, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Merchants, presented the check to James Angeline, principal of Pius X High School, and Louise Comunale, member of the Scholastic Foundation. The Bank has supported the Scholastic Foundation for the past ten years with similar donations.


The Blue and White Scholastic Foundation, Inc. was established several years ago to assist students who attend, and those who wish to attend, Pius X High School and two area elementary schools associated with Pius X, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Roseto and Immaculate Conception School in Pen Argyl.


“The Directors of Merchants Bank remain committed to offering support to our local schools which allows them to provide our youth with the best education possible,” said Richard M. Hotchkiss, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Merchants Bank. “We’re happy to help Pius X and the associated grammar schools with our contribution, and enable students who need financial help to receive an excellent education,” Hotchkiss added.


“Pius X High School exists to educate young men and women to grow in faith, excel in academics, and mature in self-discipline,” said James Angeline, Principal of Pius X High School. “Without the generous contributions from Merchants Bank over the past ten years the value of Catholic Education would not be realized by so many young individuals. From the entire Pius X Community and the many students aided by Merchants Bank’s monetary contributions, thank you for your continued support of Catholic Education. Without your continued support many students would be denied this educational experience,” added Angeline.


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