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Zions bank recognition

Joel Hatch from Zions bank presents prize money to Jazmin Sacco-Stoddard from Canyon View Junior High.

Study hard. Get good grades. Repeat until graduation. That's the message Zions Bank is sending students like Jazmyn Sacco Stoddard, who won the Emery County-area drawing for a $100 scholarship savings account through the Zions Pays for A's program. Stoddard received the surprise news about the scholarship during an assembly from Zions Bank's Huntington branch manager Joel Hatch and customer service manager Jenene Hansen along with Principal Jim Jones on Feb. 14.

Open to all Utah and Idaho students ages 13 through 18, Zions Pays for A's offers cash incentives for good grades. Teen students simply take their most recent term-end report cards from the current academic year into any Zions Bank location. They'll receive $1 per "A" deposited into their savings accounts, or .50 cents per "A" if they opt for cash. For each "A" on their report cards, students receive automatic entries into one of 152 annual drawings for scholarship prizes worth up to $1,000.

Earlier this year, Stoddard brought her report card with at least one "A" grade into Zions Bank's Huntington office. Her name was selected randomly in a drawing among entrants from throughout the Emery County area.

Students have until March 16 to submit their most recent term report cards for the next scholarship savings account drawing. Teens need not be customers of Zions to participate. More information and full contest details are available online at

"At Zions Bank, we understand that it takes community support to foster successful futures for young people like Jazmyn. That's why we want to help local teachers and parents in their efforts to encourage teens to do their very best in school," said Joel Hatch, branch manager of Zions Bank's Huntington branch.

Zions Bank is Utah's oldest financial institution and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of branches, operating 106 full-service offices. Zions Bank also operates 27 full-service branches 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 18 consecutive years. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serving the communities of Utah for nearly 140 years. Additional information is available at

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