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Union Grad Named Scholarship Winner

COLLEGE BOUND: Gregory Graham, chairman and CEO of First National Bank & Trust Co. of Broken Arrow, congratulates Union High School graduate Reid Rector, who received the bank’s 2017 First Achievement Award scholarship. Looking on, center, is Union High School Senior Class Principal John Chargois.

Reid Rector, a 2017 honor graduate of Union High School, has been named the winner of this year’s First Achievement Award scholarship by the First National Bank & Trust Co. of Broken Arrow.

Rector, the son of Rob and Lynn Rector of Broken Arrow, plans to attend Oklahoma State University, where he will play in the orchestra while seeking a dual degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. From there, he hopes to attend graduate school.

At Union, Rector was enrolled in a rigorous course of study and earned a 3.77 grade point average. In addition, he was a member of the jazz band and senior orchestra, was leader of the Scottish Skins spirit group and participated in a number of field trips for Asbury United Methodist Church. He also performed as bassist for the Tulsa Signature Symphony.

Rector was named to the Oklahoma All-Star Jazz Band and took a leading role in both the Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society and National Honor Society. His contributions to the Union Highsteppers Dance Team is reflected in being the only student ever to be named Mr. Highstepper on two separate occasions.

First National Bank & Trust Co. of Broken Arrow introduced the community’s only financial institution-sponsored education assistance program in 1989.

Since that time, it has awarded more than $250,000 to local students. The scholarships can be used at any accredited college or university in the country and are renewable for up to four years.

The First Achievement Award is open to children of individuals who maintain relationships with the bank. Winners are selected based on classroom accomplishments, community leadership, financial need and educator recommendations.

“Over the years, we have had the opportunity to reward a number of truly outstanding young people,” says First National Bank & Trust Co. of Broken Arrow Board Chairman Gregory Graham. “Reid is an excellent student who has certainly earned his place on this distinguished list of winners.”

Updated 06-17-2017

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