School seniors invited to enter writing contest for cash
Sponsored by the Farmers Bank of Mount
Pulaski and the CBAI Foundation
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[January 02, 2017]
PULASKI - The Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski announces a competition
that enables Illinois high school seniors to enter a statewide
essay-writing contest. It is all part of a program sponsored by
Illinois community banks and the CBAI Foundation for Community
Banking to increase public awareness of locally owned banks and
their contributions to the community.
The Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski is a member of the Community
Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), which was formed the
Foundation in 1996. A monetary award in the amount of $1,000 a year
for up to four years of higher education will be given to the author
of the best essay submitted to the CBAI Foundation by a
participating Illinois high-school senior. Up to 12 additional
first-place $1,000 awards and 13 second-place $500 awards are
available throughout the state. An additional $500 will be awarded
to the high school of the overall winner.
The Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski will also be awarding a local
scholarship in the amount of $250 for the best essay submitted
through the local bank and chosen by bank management and directors.
The bank is working with Mount Pulaski High School to invite seniors
to submit one-paragraph entry on topics concerning the
impact/importance of community banking on themselves, someone they
know, and their communities.
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Information on the contest is available at The Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski and
Mount Pulaski High School; entries must be submitted to the bank at 130 South
Washington Street by Monday, January 9, 2017. The bank will then submit selected
entries to the CBAI Foundation to be eligible for the statewide competition.
Based in Springfield, CBAI is a professional association that represents 400
Illinois-chartered banks and thrifts throughout Illinois.
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