Awards were presented at senior awards ceremony at six area high schools.

Franklin Savings Bank awarded $13,500 in scholarships to 12 high school seniors from six area high schools, including Franklin High School, Gilford High School, Laconia High School, Newfound Regional High School, Merrimack Valley High School and Winnisquam Regional High School. The awards were presented through the FSB Scholarship Fund.

“We are proud to support the educational aspirations of graduating seniors as they embark on the next chapter of their lives,” said Ron Magoon, President & CEO. “As a community bank with strong ties to the communities we serve, we are proud to offer our support to high school graduates and their families who may be faced with the challenge of paying for higher education.”

Lauren Pelletier of Franklin High School received the Deborah Paquette Memorial Scholarship, an award presented annually to a graduate looking to pursue a business degree.

The FSB Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 to benefit area students in their pursuit of higher education. To date, FSB has awarded $311,000 scholarships to 420 high school graduates. The Fund represents the bank’s commitment to helping families afford higher educational opportunities for their children who wish to enroll in college on a full-time basis.

Established in 1869, Franklin Savings Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank, offering a full array of commercial lending, personal banking and investment services throughout the Central Lakes Region and southern New Hampshire. Headquartered in Franklin, the Bank has offices in Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Laconia and Gilford, as well as an office in Bedford for business lending. Franklin Savings Bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors, from offices in Franklin, Bedford, Nashua and Rochester, New Hampshire. As a recognized leader in providing the latest in financial services technology, Franklin Savings Bank remains committed to serving the needs of businesses, families and the communities it serves, through a dedicated team of employees, a diverse line of financial products and services, and continued investment in emerging technology.

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