Valley High School senior Emily Udy received a $100 scholarship savings account as a regional winner of the winter drawing through Zions Bank’s Pays for A’s program.

Pays for A’s rewards students who put in the effort to make their grades count. Renee Avram, manager of the Twin Falls financial center, surprised Udy with her win during a presentation at the school on Dec. 12.

Udy was entered into the drawing by bringing her report card to Zions Bank and was paid for every “A” she received. More than 2,100 students entered the winter drawing throughout Idaho and Utah.

“Zions Bank is proud to recognize the efforts and achievements of students like Emily through the Pays for A’s program,” said Avram in a statement. “It is our goal to partner with teachers and parents to encourage students to do their very best in school.”

Pays for A’s is open to all Utah and Idaho students ages 12 to 18. Students can participate by bringing their most current term-end report card into any Zions Bank location. For more information, visit