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West Liberty Wrestler Receives IBA Student Athlete Acheivement SCholarship

JOHNSTON, IOWA (Feb. 24, 2014) – Elliot Henderson, a senior at West Liberty High School received the 2014 Iowa Bankers Association’s Student Athlete Achievement Award during the Iowa high school state wrestling tournament on Feb. 22 in Des Moines.

Henderson was selected for the award based on his scholastic standing, leadership skills, community involvement and athletic participation.

Jason Cassady, vice president for West Liberty State Bank, presented Henderson 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 Cassady. “I’m pleased to have the opportunity to present Elliot with this award recognizing his outstanding achievements.”

State Senator Tod Bowman, who is also a teacher and a former wrestling coach with Maquoketa High School, was also in attendance at the awards presentation ceremony to congratulate Henderson. “Elliot’s athletic, academic and community accomplishments are impressive, and I’m honored to have this opportunity to congratulate him on his successes. As a former coach, I know how much this award recognition is appreciated by the students and their communities.”

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 and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. 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.


About the Iowa Bankers Association
The Iowa Bankers Association represents 344 Iowa banks and savings institutions. Iowa bankers are committed to the values of honesty, hard work and community service, and have been a trusted resource for Iowans for more than 100 years. Iowa banks offer FDIC insurance and lend more than $44 billion to help individuals, business owners and agriculture. More than 18,000 Iowans work at an Iowa bank, and Iowa banks donate more than $28 million and 800,000 volunteer hours to support local communities each year. To learn more, visit


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Pictured left to right are: Jason Cassady, West Liberty State Bank; Elliot Henderson, 2014 IBA Student Athlete Achievement Award recipient from West Liberty High School; and Tod Bowman, Iowa Senate District 29.



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