Cassidy Higley

Brian and Pam Higley, (parents) Cassidy Higley, Steve Allred (manager of Zions Bank’s Bear Lake Valley branch)

MONTPELIER, Idaho; June 10, 2019 — Grades still matter and Bear Lake Middle School 7th grader Cassidy Higley know it. Higley recently won a $100 scholarship savings account as a regional winner of the spring drawing of Zions Bank Pays for A’s program.

Pays for A’s rewards students who put in the effort to make their grades count. Steve Allred, vice president and branch manager of the Zions Bank Bear Lake Valley branch, surprised Higley with her win during a school assembly on May 30. Higley was entered into the drawing by bringing her report card to Zions Bank and was paid for every “A” she received. More than 2,700 students entered the spring drawing throughout Idaho and Utah.

“We were thrilled to celebrate Cassidy’s win with her classmates. It’s never too early to start saving for college and Cassidy sets a great example for her peers,” said Allred.

Over the past 15 years, Pays for A’s has rewarded thousands of students across Idaho and Utah 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.

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