By Robert Stoneback
The Danville News
DANVILLE — While the current class of Danville High School has already moved on to the next stage of their life, a few students felt they were given an extra leg up by Service 1st Federal Credit Union.
Danay Knorr, part of the senior class who graduated on June 7, has been working part-time at Service 1st since December as a service representative at the credit union’s DHS branch. “I thought this would be a really great opportunity to broaden my job skills,” said Knorr. “Everybody needs a bank or credit union.”
Natasha Baker, another graduating senior who worked at Service 1st’s DHS branch, said she plans to continue working for them over the summer. “I can honestly say I love my job,” she said.
This past school year, there were about a half dozen Danville High School students employed by Service 1st as a result of the high school’s co-op program, said Ryan Troup, a Service 1st training and development coordinator and graduate of the Danville class of 2005. He also started working for Service 1st in 2004, while still a student. The job absolutely helped him understand the world’s financially realities, he said.