BATESVILLE – May 23, 2013 – Citizens Bank recently hosted a luncheon to honor area high school valedictorians and their sponsors. Bank President and Chief Executive Officer John Dews (at right in each photo) congratulated the students and presented them with miniature versions of diplomas to be distributed to every graduate at each school. The “mini diplomas” have become a tradition for Citizens Bank. Attending the luncheon were:
- Photo #1 (from left): Batesville High School Principal David Campbell and Valedictorian Rafeh Qureshi
- Photo #2: Cave City H.S. Math Teacher Ila Higginbottom and Valedictorian Kelsi Garrett
- Photo #3: Cedar Ridge H.S. Counselor Kathleen Holder and Valedictorian Ryan Paul
- Photo #4: Midland H.S. Principal Donna Clark and Valedictorian Hunter Biram
- Photo #5: Southside High School Counselor Lisa Rich and Co-Valedictorians Abram Sanders and Maggie Ried (two additional co-valedictorians, Kirstin Brown and Alicia Weaver, were unable to attend
Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County. Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties. The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.