From left, Azaria Flagler, Colin Clark, Mike Rathjen and Kaleigh Keen discuss operational procedures at the counter of the new Palatka High School branch of VyStar Credit Union. Rathjen is the high school branch coordinator for VyStar.
The Palatka High School branch of VyStar Credit Union opening later this month generated quite a bit of buzz at the school Tuesday. Students and staff at the school kept peeking through the door’s window as about a dozen of their classmates, under the direction of VyStar staff, worked to prepare the location and review operational procedures.
Students trained at the Palatka VyStar branch during the summer and are employed by the credit union.
The student-operated bank will be open one period during each school day.
VyStar paid for the construction of the PHS branch. It has multiple school branches in area counties, including Clay, Duval and St. Johns.
An official grand opening is planned for September.
Palatka High School senior Jacob Higginbotham works with Benita Lookadoo, vice president of the Palatka Branch of VyStar Credit Union.