Burke & Herbert Bank Partners with West Potomac High School PTSA
Alexandria, VA, June 11 – Burke & Herbert Bank, Virginia's oldest bank, and the West Potomac High School Parent-Teacher Student Association have joined together to enhance student academic recognition for the 2015-16 school year. The bank will partner with the WPHS PTSA to celebrate student achievements in the classroom, including honor roll students and students demonstrating significant growth in individual subject areas.
In addition, Bank executives will be working with the college and career center specialist at WPHS and will share their career experiences with students through the "Advancement Via Individual Determination" (AVID) program and during lunch-and-learn opportunities. The Bank also will team up with West Potomac High School to enhance financial literacy among the school community.
West Potomac PTSA welcomed the new collaborations and the generosity of Burke & Herbert Bank. "We are thrilled with Burke & Herbert Bank's support of West Potomac High School. Hearing from community business executives provides excellent opportunities for our students to gain a better understanding of personal finance as well as possible careers in the financial sector. We welcome the opportunity to work with businesses to support our students in achieving their potential," remarked Kevin McMahon, Director of Student Services at West Potomac High School.
"We are excited about developing a stronger partnership with a school right here in the Bank's hometown of Alexandria," commented Terry Cole, Senior Vice President at Burke & Herbert Bank. "We are looking forward to working with the school to foster financial literacy, student achievement, and prepare students for a successful financial future."
About West Potomac High School
Located near the Potomac River between George Washington's Mount Vernon mansion and the City of Alexandria, West Potomac High School (WPHS) was established in 1985 by combining two existing schools and communities. The school's motto is "Excellence Is a Tradition," and WPHS has always been known for expecting a high level of academic and personal achievement. Drawing from an area that is economically, racially, and ethnically mixed, WPHS serves one of the most widely diverse student bodies in Northern Virginia. Students come from more than 50 countries and speak 35 different languages in their homes.
About Burke & Herbert Bank
Established in 1852, Burke & Herbert Bank is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products along with investment accounts, trust, and wealth management products and services. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.
Trust products and services are not deposits, are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency, are not guaranteed by the Bank and may lose value.