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Kale (left) and Kinley Williamson of Elgin participated in Community Bank’s Earn While You Learn program.

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.

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Kenzielyn Maddox of Baker City, below, participated in Community Bank’s Earn While You Learn program.

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.

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