Zions Bank Rewards Castle Country Students for Great Grades


Deri Thatcher

Zions Bank Press Release

Carbon High 11th grader Emily Jespersen and Canyon View Junior High eighth grader Deri Thatcher each won $100 scholarship savings accounts as regional winners of the spring drawing of Zions Bank’s Pays for A’s program.

Pays for A’s rewards students who put in the effort to make their grades count. Patrick Fehlberg, manager of the Zions Bank Huntington branch, surprised Thatcher with her win during a school assembly on March 1. Carmen Humphrey, assistant manager of the Zions Bank Price branch, recognized Jespersen with her scholarship during a classroom presentation on March 1.

Jespersen and Thatcher were entered into the drawing by bringing their report cards to Zions Bank and were paid for every “A” they received. More than 2,200 students throughout Utah and Idaho entered the drawing.

“In an era of increasing costs for higher education, it’s more important than ever for students to start saving for the future. We’re proud that these students have taken an important step towards achieving their academic goals,” Fehlberg said.

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.

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