IOWA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION
SIOUX CITY WRESTLER RECEIVES 2013 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
JOHNSTON, IOWA (Feb. 15, 2013) – Dustin Fuller, a senior at North High School in Sioux City, will receive the 2013 Iowa Bankers Association’s Student Athlete Achievement Award during the Iowa high school state wrestling tournament on Feb. 16 in Des Moines.
Fuller was selected for the award based on his scholastic standing, leadership skills, community involvement and athletic participation.
Evan Wyer, Banking Center Manager for Great Southern Bank, which has operations in Sioux City, will present Fuller with a $1,000 scholarship to the college of his choice prior to the first match of the tournament. “This scholarship is a great way to help students save toward their higher education and recognize them for their academics, athletics, leadership and volunteerism,” said Wyer. “I’m pleased to have the opportunity to present Dustin with this award recognizing his outstanding achievements.”
“Dustin has a strong work ethic and takes time to help his teammates master their skills on the mat. He is also a great student in the classroom and works hard to earn good grades,” said North High School Head Wrestling Coach John Torno. “His strong moral background leads him to make positive decisions in his life. Everything that he does is always done on time and with the greatest of effort.”
For more than two decades, the Iowa Bankers Association has sponsored the Student Athlete Achievement Scholarship Awards program in partnership with the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The program 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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