During the eighth year of Community Bank’s Earn While You Learn Program, 704 student-customers in the Eastern Oregon and southeast Washington area earned $16,777.
The first through 12th grade students presented their end-of-the-year report cards during the months of June and July and were rewarded with $1 for every top grade received. Students can earn up to $50 annually through the program.
“Community Bank is proud to announce the continued success of our Earn While You Learn program,” said Community Bank CEO Tom Moran.
The program, Moran said, encourages the academic success of young people and assists in teaching students the value of saving.
Since the program’s inception in 2011, a total of $96,385 has been paid out, said Leah Johnson, Community Bank marketing manager.
Community Bank was founded in 1955 by a group of Joseph business leaders as the Bank of Wallowa County. Since then, it has grown to 14 branches, with 11 in Eastern Oregon — including Pendleton, Hermiston, Heppner and Milton-Freewater — and three in southeastern Washington. It also operate a Loan Production Office in The Dalles. For more information, visit www.communitybanknet.com.