JOSEPH — The ninth year of Community Bank’s Earn While You Learn program saw 769 student-customers in the Eastern Oregon and Southeast Washington area cash in on their good grades, earning a total of $18,217. This brings the total paid out since the program began in 2011 to $114,602.
The program is designed to encourage students in their academic success by awarding Community Bank Youth Savings account customers for their good grades.
“It gives you a reason to want to get good grades, just knowing you’ll get something extra for working harder,” says student-customer Dallee Bingham, of North Powder, who has earned $124 over the past six years she has participated in the program.
During the months of June and July, all Community Bank branches accepted end-of-the-year report cards from students in first through 12th grades. For every top grade in a main school subject that appeared on the report card, Community Bank deposited $1 into the student’s Community Bank Youth Savings Account.