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PNB awards CBAI scholarships

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 1:34 p.m. CDT

KEWANEE – Peoples National Bank of Kewanee has announced Emily Phillips of Bureau Valley High School, Amanda Bertolozzi of Prophetstown High School and Emily Mathew of Bureau Valley High School are this year’s Peoples National Bank of Kewanee’s local CBAI Scholarship winners.

As local contest winners, they will each receive $250 cash contributions from PNB and entry in the statewide Community Bankers Association of Illinois’ scholarship competition. They now have the chance to win $1,000 per year for up to four years of higher education.

To enter the local scholarship contest, entrants wrote essays about how community banks make dreams come true. In their essays, the winners each displayed an understanding and appreciation for community banks and the benefits they bring to local communities. While each essay differed in approach, they each maintained the overall theme and made excellent points about the contributions of community banks.

Peoples National Bank of Kewanee will now sponsor and submit the winning essays in the statewide CBAI scholarship competition. Winners for the statewide competition are announced in May.

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