Children First: Banking on Good Grades

The Citizens Bank is implementing a scholarship program that will benefit students in eight counties it serves. It unveiled a plan Thursday to reward students for making "A"s.

Bank vice president Jackie Hester explained the simple formula for participating in this innovative scholarship program for junior and senior high school students.

"We ask each student to bring in their report card to any of our branches. For each A, they will given a registration form," Hester said.

Those forms will go into a drawing at the end of the 2004-2005 year. The drawing will determine who gets each of the eight $1,000 scholarship.

The Citizens Bank has branches in Attala, Winston, Leake, Neshoba, Kemper, Scott, Newton and Lauderdale Counties.

And of course, the more As earned, the better a student's chances to win.

The bank said it's a fun way to reward students for doing well in school.

Their slogan is, "You make each day count. We'll make each A count."