Zions Bank awards Salem teen prize for good grades


Salem Ju­nior High School ninth-grader Brax­ton Beatty has re­ceived a $100 schol­ar­ship sav­ings ac­count af­ter be­ing named a re­gional win­ner of the win­ter draw­ing held by Zions Bank’s Pays for A’s pro­gram.

Pays for A’s re­wards stu­dents who put in the ef­fort to make their grades count. Ed­ward Chris­tian­son, man­ager of the Span­ish Fork fi­nan­cial cen­ter, sur­prised Beatty with his win dur­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion in the of­fice.

Beatty was en­tered into the draw­ing by bring­ing his re­port card to Zions Bank and was paid for ev­ery A he re­ceived. More than 1,400 stu­dents en­tered the win­ter draw­ing through­out Utah and Idaho.

“We know that it takes ex­tra time and ef­fort to earn high marks, so we’re proud to rec­og­nize the achieve­ments of stu­dents like Brax­ton through the Pays for A’s pro­gram,” Chris­tian­son said. “Our goal is to help stu­dents fo­cus on school­work and motivate them to earn good grades.”

Pays for A’s is open to all Utah and Idaho stu­dents ages 12 to 18. Stu­dents can par­tic­i­pate by bring­ing their most cur­rent term-end re­port card into any Zions Bank lo­ca­tion. Stu­dents do not need a Zions Bank ac­count to par­tic­i­pate. They’ll re­ceive $1 per A de­posited into their sav­ings ac­count or 50 cents per A if they opt for cash. For each A on their re­port cards, stu­dents are en­tered into a draw­ing to win one of 150 re­gional schol­ar­ship prizes each worth $100 and one grand prize worth $1,000 in each state. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.zions­bank.com/pays4as.

Zions Bank, a divi­sion of ZB, N.A., is Utah’s old­est fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion and is the only lo­cal bank with a statewide distri­bu­tion of fi­nan­cial cen­ters, op­er­at­ing 100 full-ser­vice of­fices. Zions Bank also op­er­ates 24 full-ser­vice fi­nan­cial cen­ters in Idaho. In ad­di­tion to of­fer­ing a wide range of tra­di­tional bank­ing ser­vices, Zions Bank is also a leader in small busi­ness lend­ing and has ranked as the No. 1 lender of U.S. Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion 7(a) loans in Utah for the past 22 con­sec­u­tive years. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serv­ing the com­mu­ni­ties of Utah for more than 140 years. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www.zions­bank. com.

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