By Kallee Feuz
Merit College Preparatory Academy eighth-grader Kamal Husson won a $100 scholarship savings account as a regional winner 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. Chad Bishoff, manager of the Zions Bank Springville branch, surprised Husson with his win during a classroom presentation.
Husson was entered into the drawing by bringing his report card to Zions Bank and was paid for every “A” he 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 Kamal has taken an important step towards achieving his academic goals,” Bishoff 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.