LOGAN – At Logan High School’s Thursday morning pep rally, one student received a surprise scholarship from Zions Bank. Addiel Gutierrez, a senior, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship account as part of Zions Pays for A’s program. The program pays students for A grades on their report cards and enters them to win scholarship savings accounts. Gutierrez was the grand prize winner in the state of Utah.
“We are happy with Addiel’s effort,” said Rafiel Gutierrez of his son. “He’s worked really hard and we are proud of him.”
Addiel had no idea he won the scholarship until it was announced at the assembly.
“I’ve never won something like this before. I’m really excited,” he said.
Rafiel said it wasn’t hard for him to keep it a secret that Addiel had won, but he said it was more difficult for Addiel’s mother.
“Even today she was saying, ‘Where are the people from Zion’s Bank?’ I had to tell her to not say anything because it had to be a surprise,” he said.
Addiel added he struggles with test anxiety but by studying hard and using tutors, he is able to overcome it. He plans to study Environmental Engineering at Utah State University and then hopes to pursue a career with the U.S. Marine Corps or law enforcement.
Teenagers do not need to be customers of Zions Bank to participate in Pays for A’s. For full information on the program, you can visit <a href=”https://www.zionsbank.com/in-our-community/pays-for-as.jsp” target=”_blank”>zionsbank.com/pays4as</a>.