RENO – Nevada State Bank is proud to announce the winners of its “Beautiful Nevada” Essay Contest for public school students throughout the state. Winning students receive an iPad Mini, and their schools each receive $5,000.
The essay contest, open to all Nevada public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade, asked entrants to answer the question, “What Makes Nevada Beautiful to You?” Winners were chosen from school districts throughout the state (three in Northern Nevada and three in Southern Nevada) with divisions for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, 6th grade through 8th grade, and 9th grade through 12th grade.
The winning Northern Nevada essays are:
What Makes Nevada Beautiful to Me -
Zoē Clark, 4th grade, Silver Lake Elementary School, Reno
Nevada the Beautiful -
Elizabeth Armstrong, 8th grade, Spring Creek Middle School, Spring Creek
Better Than a Vista -
Alex Hayes, 12th grade, The Davidson Academy of Nevada, Reno
“We’re proud to provide this opportunity for students to show their Nevada pride and to share their own insight into the beauty of Nevada,” said Sandi Milton, senior vice president of marketing communications for Nevada State Bank. “With the bank’s 54th anniversary and the approaching Nevada sesquicentennial, it’s a great time to reflect on what our state offers and the many ways people, especially our children, find beauty in Nevada.”
Milton said Nevada State Bank believes in the importance of education and the difference it makes in the community. The bank continually strives to volunteer and invest in the future of the state’s children, supporting numerous education-related programs and charities statewide.
About Nevada State Bank (@nevadastatebank)
Nevada State Bank, with assets of more than $4.0 billion, is the largest state-chartered bank in Nevada. A full-service bank with 50 branches statewide, Nevada State Bank offers a complete range of consumer, private and business banking services. It is a subsidiary of Salt Lake City-based Zions Bancorporation (Nasdaq: ZION), one of the nation’s premier financial services companies. With affiliates in 10 Western and Southwestern states, 140-year-old Zions Bancorporation has assets of $56 billion. For more information on Nevada State Bank, call 702.383.0009 or access www.nsbank.com.