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November 20, 2013

Pekin's Eric Adam among six to receive Iowa Bankers Scholarship

JOHNSTON — Pekin’s Eric Adam will be among six Iowa student-athletes to be honored with the Iowa Bankers Association Student Athlete Achievement Scholarship Award during the Iowa high school state football championships Thursday and Friday in Cedar Falls. One student from each class will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Iowa Bankers Association to the college of his choice.

One student athlete from each state football class has been chosen to receive the scholarship. Adam will be receiving the award in Class A, which will feature a state championship game pitting BGM, which ended Pekin’s season in the state quarterfinals, against West Lyon on Thursday afternoon at 1:36 p.m.

The other scholarship recipients are Evan Sinclair of Wayne (Eight-Man), Dakota Moore of North Fayette (1A), Riley Francis or Boyden-Hull (2A), Nathan Clayberg of Pella (3A) and Connor Wachter of Waukee (4A). The student-athletes were selected based on their academic performance, athletic participation, leadership skills and community involvement.

“These students are to be commended for their hard work and commitment to their schools and communities. We are pleased to have the opportunity to help support their ongoing success with this scholarship program,” said Tom Pohlman, chairman of the Iowa Bankers Association and president of Ames National Bank Corporation. “Helping to support the success of Iowa students also helps to contribute to the success of Iowa communities, and helping our communities is what Iowa banks are all about.”

For more than two decades, the Iowa Bankers Association has sponsored the Student Athlete Achievement Scholarship Awards, which includes awards to student athletes in football, basketball and wrestling. The Iowa Bankers Association has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships since the program began.

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