Woodforest Presidential Award Sept 2019OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/21/19) — The Junior Achievement of West Kentucky recently awarded Woodforest National Bank company with the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Awards.

The U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award is a prestigious national honor that comes from the White House in recognition of sustained volunteer service. Established in 2003, under George W. Bush, and continuing in all subsequent presidencies to date, the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award gives Presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service each year.

During the 2018-2019 school year, nine Woodforest National Bank volunteers served a total of 426 hours teaching financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Employees from Woodforest taught Junior Achievement programs in Daviess, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, and Calloway counties.

“America’s volunteers work to make our communities stronger and safer. As a certifying organization for the Presidential Award program, Junior Achievement of West Kentucky is proud to be aligned with this prestigious volunteer award, and we are especially proud of our volunteers who have made volunteer service a central part of their lives,” said Dan Douglas, President of Junior Achievement.

For more information about volunteering for Junior Achievement, call the local JA office at (270) 684-7291, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at http://westky.ja.org JA offers financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurial programs from kindergarten through 12th grade.

In the photo at top: Jeff Kinsley, Woodforest, Jamie Vincent, Woodforest, Karuu Njogu, Woodforest, Dan Douglas, JA President, and Robert Byers of Woodforest are shown celebrating Woodforest National Bank’s Bronze Presidential Award for providing nine JA volunteers, serving 426 hours in the 2018-19 school year.

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Informatin by Kristi Harrison, JA

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