N-F athlete receives Iowa Bankers Athlete Achievement Scholarship

Friday, December 7, 2012
Zak Sievers, a senior at Newell-Fonda, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Iowa Bankers Association, presented by MetaBank Storm Lake Assistant Vice President Brad Reichter in November.

Zak Sievers, a senior at Newell-Fonda High School, was recently honored as the 2012 recipient of the Iowa Bankers Association's Student Athlete Achievement Scholarship Award during the Iowa high school state football championships Nov. 15-16 in Cedar Falls.

This award recognizes a graduating senior student athlete who not only excels on the field, but also in the classroom and the community.

Brad Reichter, Assistant Vice President from MetaBank in Storm Lake, presented Sievers with a $1,000 scholarship to the college of his choice. "Iowa banks strongly believe in supporting higher education for our young Iowans. Zak has displayed terrific leadership and character at Newell-Fonda, and we see him having a very bright future," Reichter said.

Sievers was selected for the award based on his scholarship standing, leadership ability in school and community, involvement in school-related activities and clubs, citizenship and athletic participation.

"Zak is a team player. Not only is he conscientious about his work, but he takes time to help other classmates. He works well in small groups and often shows his leadership ability in front of his peers," said Newell-Fonda High School Principal Alynn Coppock. "He takes this role seriously, and I am continually impressed by his perseverance, follow-through, initiative and desire to give back to his community."

The Iowa Bankers Association represent's Iowa's 341 banks and savings institutions. Iowa bankers are commited to the Iowa values of honesty, hard work and community service, and have been a trusted resource for Iowans for more than 100 years.

MetaBank is a federally-chartered savings bank headquartered in Storm Lake.