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BNA BANK ANNOUNCES LEE COUNTY “MONEY FOR BOOKS’ WINNERS

New Albany, Mississippi: Recognizing that our most precious resource is our children, and realizing that the need to educate them to their fullest potential is of utmost importance, BNA Bank has established the Lee County ”Money for Books” Award.

The 2011 winners are: Tupelo High School student Anna Catherine Holmes, daughter of Cappie and Louis Holmes; Saltillo High School student Millie Elizabeth Ostrowski, daughter of Russell and Beth Ostrowski; and Shannon High School student LaWallice Pratt, son of Laydell Pratt.

“We are pleased to help with educational needs for students who excel academically,” said BNA Bank Belden President, Bill Robertson. “This is just one way BNA Bank gives back to the communities we serve. “

ABOUT THE AWARD: All Lee County graduating high school seniors who attend high school in Lee County and plan to attend college in Mississippi were eligible to enter. The seniors entered by bringing a copy of their report card each grading period to BNA Bank at 3041 McCullough Boulevard in Belden. An entry in the drawing was given for every ‘A’ on the student’s report card. The students were allowed to come every grading period until the last Friday in March. A minimum of three students from the said high school were required to enter before an award could be given at that particular high school.

“When establishing this award, we knew we wanted to do something a little different from the traditional academic scholarship,” remarked Amanda Kent, AVP and Marketing Director. “And, we thought this would be a fun way to reward students for good grades and for making an effort to search out new ways to help pay for the expense of college.”

BNA Bank, established in 1896, is a state chartered bank with approximately $410 million in assets. BNA Bank’s main office and two branches are located in New Albany, with another branch located in Myrtle, Mississippi and on in Belden, Mississippi.