Zions Bank Press Release
Local student recognized with regional scholarship
FERRON, Utah; December 10, 2018 — Hard work in school has paid off for San Rafael Middle School student Tavyn Allred, who received a $100 scholarship savings account as a regional winner of the winter drawing through Zions Bank’s Pays for A’s program.
Pays for A’s rewards local students for scholastic success. Stacey Conover, manager of the Zions Bank Castle Dale branch, surprised Allred with his win during a classroom presentation on Dec. 3.
Allred was entered into the drawing by bringing his report card to Zions Bank and was paid for every “A” he received. More than 1,600 students entered the winter drawing throughout Utah and Idaho.
“In this era of smart phones and digital distractions, it takes extra attention and effort to earn high marks, so we’re proud to recognize the achievements of students like Tavyn through the Pays for A’s program,” Conover said. “Our goal is to help students focus on schoolwork and motivate them to earn good grades.”
Nearly a third of teens say they sometimes or often lose focus in class because they are checking their cell phones, a 2018 Pew Research Center survey found. And 40 percent of high school students are chronically disengaged from school, according to George Washington University’s Center on Education Policy.
Over the past 15 years, Pays for A’s has rewarded thousands of students across Utah and Idaho for working hard in school. Students ages 12 to 18 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.