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Zion's Bank branch manager Ed Christianson and Aaron Ison.

Zion's Bank branch manager Ed Christianson and Aaron Ison.

Getting good marks in school means money in the bank for Emery High School student Aaron Ison. He won the regional drawing for a $150 scholarship savings account from Zions Bank's Pays for A's Program. He was pulled out of his home room class to receive the surprise news about the scholarship from Zions Bank's Huntington branch manager Ed Christianson on March 19.

Open to all Utah and Idaho teenage students in middle school, junior high or high school, Zions Pays for A's now offers cash incentives for good grades. Teen students simply take their most current report cards from the current academic year into any Zions Bank location. They'll receive $1 per "A" deposited into their Teengreen savings accounts, or 50 cents per "A" if they opt for cash. Plus, students can enter a drawing for scholarship money when they receive one contest entry form for each of their "A's."

Earlier this year, Ison brought his report card with at least one "A" grade into Zions Bank's Huntington branch. His name was selected randomly in a drawing among entrants throughout the Carbon-Emery region.

Students then have until July 2 to submit all of their report cards from the current 2006-2007 school year and enter the statewide drawing for the grand prize $1,000. Students need not be customers of Zions to participate. More information and full contest details are available online at www.zionsbank.com/pays4as.

"We at Zions Bank are thrilled to now offer cash rewards to teens with 'As.' It's a great way for us to recognize students like Aaron who excel in their studies," said Ed Christianson, manager of Zions Bank's Huntington branch. "As the state's oldest community bank, Zions is proud to partner with teachers and parents in supporting teens who do their very best in school."





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