Wells Bank hosted its annual tailgate party before the Homecoming game on September 20, 2013. The event was held at the Wells Bank parking lot in the High Pointe Shops following the parade. The tailgate featured the Fall Sports Wipeout competition that included an obstacle course inspired from the Fall Sports. The male winner from the school district was the Principal from the Platte City Middle School, Dr. Miller and the female winner was Bobbi Wheeler with the Central Office.
The night also consisted of food and entertainment from the PC Drill Team and Cheerleaders.
Thanks to all of those involved who made this evening a success and we look forward to doing this again next year!
Another school year has began which means that the Pirates R.O.C.K. program is in full swing! Once again, Wells Bank is the R.O.C.K. Star for Siegrist Elementary and the first luncheon was held on September 18th. Self-Confidence and Pride were the two traits that were highlighted for the months of August and September. Each teacher nominates students from his/her class whenever that particular student demonstrates the character trait in the classroom. As a reward, the student will then have lunch with representatives from Wells Bank and they will also receive a back pack that is filled with goodies such as a pencil and Goldfish crackers.
According to Marian Wright Edelman, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” In an effort to follow this directive, Wells Bank established a scholarship program in 2005 to encourage students in our community to further their education. Since its inception, the Wells Bank Scholarship Program has awarded over $118,500 to Platte County Scholars. These scholarships are to be used towards enrollment at a four-year university. This year it was our honor to award scholarships to fourteen very deserving high-school seniors. The fourteen scholars were recognized at a reception held on May 13, 2013.
This year’s recipients include: Katelee Elizabeth Bledsoe, daughter of Lee & R.D. Bledsoe from North Platte R-I who plans to attend Missouri Western State University; Samantha Carroll, daughter of Joe & Roberta Carroll from Platte County R-III who plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia; Kirsten Lee Clemens, daughter of Janet Clemens & Keith Clemens from Platte County R-III who plans to attend St. Louis University; Jacob Ryan Cogan, son of Brian & Kelly Cogan from West Platte R-II who plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia; Shelby Leanne Elliott, daughter of Stacy Burress & Steve Elliott from Platte County R-III who plans to attend Missouri Western State University; John Craig Higgins II, son of John & Karen Higgins from Platte County R-III who plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia; Haley Johnson, daughter of Eugene & Kaye Johnson from Platte County R-III who plans to attend Truman State University; Conner Paul Kostelac, son of Amy & Mike Kostelac from Platte County R-III who plans to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology-Rolla; Courtney Christian Land, daughter of Shawn & Carrie Land from Park Hill South who plans to attend the University of Evansville-Indiana; Mallory Marie Land, daughter of Shawn & Carrie Land from Park Hill South who plans to attend the University of North Texas; Samantha Jo Soper, daughter of Duane & Valerie Soper from Platte County R-III who plans to attend Northwest Missouri State University; Collin Ray Tolliver, son of Mark & Meredith Tolliver from Platte County R-III who plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia; James Timothy Valentine, Jr., son of James & Katie Valentine from Platte County R-III who plans to attend Baker University and Ashley Nicole Yount, daughter of Julie Yount from West Platte R-II & Missouri School for the Deaf who plans to attend Rochester Institute for Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
For further information about our scholarship program please visit our website at: www.wells-bank.com or contact the bank at 816-858-2121.