Miami, FL – June 7, 2020 Sunstate Bank partnered with Southwood Middle School to present their annual Superstar Award to student Lorenzo Castillo-Rios. Sunstate Bank Vice President, Monica Koblinski, and teller Ashley Huerta, joined the Southwood Middle School Principal and teachers in a “caravan” from the school to the student’s home to present a trophy and monetary award.

Sunstate Bank has been a part of the Dade Partners Program since 1999.  Through Dade Partners, Sunstate Bank promotes economic development in the community.  It improves the quality of the work force and builds a sense of pride amongst local students by providing greater opportunities for advanced education.  Sunstate Bank has adopted all of the local public schools in their area and supports a number of initiatives throughout the year.

Southwood Middle School kids

About Sunstate Bank:

Founded in 1999, Sunstate Bank is a full service community bank headquartered in Miami Dade County, with approximately $500 million in assets and three locations.  The Bank serves local retail and business customers, domestic and international real estate investors, and also utilizes its local and foreign networking affiliations to develop business relationships centered on the Brazilian and Latin American community in Florida.  Sunstate Bank and its employees are very community focused and support a number of local not-for-profit organizations.  To learn more please visit

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