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Student rewarded for great grades through Pays for A’s program

Jan 05, 2017 01:35AM
Salem Hills High School 12th-grader Benjamin Cromar 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 students who put in the effort to make their grades count. Malissa Craig, manager of the Payson financial center, surprised Cromar with his win during a presentation at the school.

Cromar was entered into the drawing by bringing his report card to Zions Bank and getting 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 Benjamin through the Pays for A’s program,” said Craig. “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.