Zahar Rosinsky Presented First Achievement Scholarship  

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AWARD: First National Bank of Broken Arrow Board Chairman Gregory Graham presents this year’s First Achievement Award scholarship to Zahar Rosinsky

Zahar Rosinsky, a senior at Broken Arrow High School, has been selected as the recipient of the First National Bank & Trust Co.’s First Achievement Award for 2021-22.  

In the top 10% of this year’s graduating class with a 3.9 grade point average, Rosinsky plans to use his scholarship to attend Northeastern State University to study economics or finance and prepare himself for a career in finance or law. Another priority during his college years, he says, is to publish a report on the extensive research he has done on the state of the national economy.   

Rosinsky is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as vice president of the Business Professionals of America organization. He is also manager of the BAHS speech and debate club and is a member of the varsity track and field and cross-country teams.   

When asked about his success in high school, he pointed to his family’s experience having immigrated to the U.S. from the Ukraine and the importance of taking responsibility for himself and his family. Both lessons proved to be essential since his parents did not speak much English when they arrived in Broken Arrow, putting their young son in the role of being translator and social guide.  

In addition to its $20,000 yearly commitment to Broken Arrow Schools, First National annually presents a high school senior a renewable scholarship it named the First Achievement Award. Since the program was launched in 1989, Broken Arrow’s first bank has paid more than $300,000 to deserving local students and is the only financial institution in the community to sponsor such a program.