Harford County Public Schools and Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union (APGFCU) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, February 2, 2012, at Edgewood High School to mark the grand opening of the Edgewood High School/Academy of Finance Ram Branch of APGFCU, the first student-run credit union in the county. Comptroller of Maryland Peter V. R. Franchot, Board of Education of Harford County President Leonard D. Wheeler, Superintendent of Schools Robert M. Tomback, APGFCU Board Chair David H. Gilbert and APGFCU President/CEO Don W. Lewis, among many other school system employees and Edgewood High students and staff, will be on site to celebrate the event.
Juniors and seniors currently in the Academy of Finance at Edgewood High will serve as the tellers and run the daily operations of the credit union, including basic savings and checking account activities like deposits, withdrawals and transfers. The students will also handle member service functions, such as opening new accounts and explaining credit union promotions. The Ram Branch will be open to Edgewood High School students and staff 52 days during the school year, scheduled around the school’s lunch periods.