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Western State Bank awards Pays for A's Scholarships

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Western State Bank recently awarded two local students $250 savings scholarships as part of their scholastic recognition program, Western Pays for A's. The scholastic recognition program is designed to reward high school students for their hard work in school.

Tanner Brossart and Sierra Peterson, both of West Fargo, were selected as the winners for the first semester Western Pays for A's $250 savings scholarships. "Western is proud to award scholarships to these hard-working students for their achievements. Western recognizes students for their academic as well as community efforts and supports them as they prepare for their future education," commented Brad Jacobson, Western State Bank President.

Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to bring their report cards into Western following each quarter. Students will receive a packet of coupons or gift certificates from local businesses for having at least one "A" on their report card. The businesses participating in the program include Anytime Fitness, Happy Joe's, Panchero's Mexican Grill, Sandy's Donuts & Coffee Shop, Schumacher Good Year, Stars and Strikes Bowling, Sunmart Foods, Sweet Dreams Confections, United Automotive Tech Center and West Acres Bowl.

Each semester, Western State Bank will award two $250 savings account scholarships selected from students in grades 9-12 that have brought in their report cards. Students will receive an entry for each "A" they have earned. Each year, four students in grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to begin saving toward their college education from their dedication in high school. Students are limited to winning one scholarship per school year.

Western State Bank, a $500 million, employee-owned, community-focused bank, offers superior full-banking services, investments, real estate financing to personal and business customers, as well as nationwide equipment financing services.