The 2023 recipients of the Lloyd E. Eastman Memorial Award of $500 each are Brielle Budd and Noah Archer. Their selection was made by administration, teachers and staff at Port Allegany High School as well as coaches and advisors who interact with the students. The selection was based on the following piece by Bryan Scavnak: “Some kids are smarter than you, some kids have cooler clothes than you. Some kids are better at sports than you. It doesn’t matter…You have your thing, too. Be the kid who can get along. Be the kid who is generous. Be the kid who is happy for other people. Be the kid who does the right thing. Be the nice kid.”
Mr. Eastman was a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1941. He began his banking career on his 21st birhtday and retired on his 85th birthday after 64 years of service at the First National Bank of Port Allegany. He worked his way from teller to President and Chairman of the Board. He volunteered and served as Treasurer for various organizations including PAHS Band Boosters, S. W Smih Memorial Library, the Port Allegany United Mentodist Church, Economic Development Corporation, Chamber of Commerce and more. Mr. Eastman served the local Rotary Club as a member with 48 years of perfect attendance and held the offices of President and Treasurer. A devoted family man, Mr. Eastman and his wife were married for 70 years. He was the father of four children, grandfather to 11, great-grandfather to 14 and great-great grandfather to three. Mr. Eastman was a kind and generous person who was happy for the success of others, who did the right thing and was a nice person. Pictured: Noah Archer, Alexis Reed, representing the Eastman family and Brielle Budd.