First Bank of Berne donates $1,000 to STEM program

Indiana-based First Bank of Berne donated $1,000 to the South Adams Middle and High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Club.

Pictured (L to R) are Kent Liechty, First Bank of Berne president and CEO; Dakota Sprunger, South Adams STEM Club member; Calah Hill, South Adams STEM Club member; Kim Lefever, Project Lead the Way teacher; and Bethany Bailey, Berne branch manager. (Photo courtesy of First Bank of Berne)

The STEM Club is involved in competitions and projects and plans to compete in the 2022 National TSA Conference in Dallas. The money First Bank of Berne donated to the STEM Club will go toward offsetting the cost of the event. “The STEM Club can raise money for computer updates and outfit their engineering and technology program with needed resources by honing their skills and entering competitions,” the bank stated.