First State Community Bank and Farmington High School are proud to announce the senior class students selected to manage and run the Black Knight Branch of FSCB.
These six students will work through the 2016-2017 school year as tellers and Deposit Service representatives and will serve in leadership roles within the organization.
“We are so excited about this year’s group of students,” said Megan Sitzes, Black Knight Branch coordinator. “They are all enthusiastic and are learning their roles very quickly.” The students completed two full weeks of training at local First State branches over the summer.
Adam Griffith, son of Korene and Jeremy Buchiett, is the 2016-2017 Black Knight Branch president. He has two brothers Taylor and Thomas, and two sisters, Tabitha and Erin.
Griffith works at the Civic Center and Taylor Funeral Home. Griffith is involved in Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Track and Field, and a participant in Boy’s State. He plans on graduating from Mineral Area College in the spring with an Associate of Arts degree. After high school, Griffith plans to attend the University of Kansas and major in petroleum and chemical engineering.
Jessica Sproat, daughter of Marla and Jesse Sproat, is the vice president of Public Relations. She has one sister, Amelia. Sproat is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Varsity Soccer, National Honor Society, and Girls Only Science Club. She plans on graduating from Mineral Area College in the spring with an Associate of Arts degree. After high school, Sproat plans on attending the University of Mississippi and enrolling in the pharmacy program to complete her bachelor’s degree, then her Doctoral Degree.
The vice president of Marketing is Haley Graven, daughter of Patti Graven and the late Jeff Graven. Graven is a captain of the 2016-2017 Varsity Volleyball Team; she is also a member of National Honor Society and Student Council. She plans on graduating from Mineral Area College with her Associate of Arts degree in the spring. After high school, Graven plans to attend University of Missouri to complete her bachelor’s degree, and then pursue a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.
Blake Vandiver serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Black Knight Branch. Vandiver is the son of Jeff and Crystal Vandiver and has one sister, Macey. Vandiver is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, WYSE Team, Varsity Tennis, Future Business Leaders of America, and a participant in Boy’s State. He plans on graduating with his Associate of Arts degree from Mineral Area College in the spring. After high school, he plans to attend a four-year university to obtain a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
The board secretary is Derika Amsden, daughter of Missy and Carl Bellew. Amsden has one sister, Kenlee Bellew, and two brothers, Noah and Ryker Bellew. She is the president of Key Club, captain of Varsity Cheerleading, a member of National Honor Society, and a participant in Girl’s State. Amsden plans on graduating from Mineral Area College in the spring with her Associate of Art’s degree. After high school, Amsden plans to major in Dental Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Ian Lamb, the son of Michael Lamb and Karen Melton, is the BKB’s security officer. Lamb has one brother, Eli. He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Baseball, and a participant in Boy’s State. Lamb is planning to attend the University of Missouri to obtain his Master’s Degree in Business.
The FSCB-BKB is located inside the lobby of FHS and serves students, faculty and staff.. In addition, there is an onsite ATM and Night Depository. Hours of operation are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday on days that school is in session.