West Plains Bank and Trust Company employees award five scholarshipsOzark Radio News

Western Plains, Missouri – Four 2022 graduates from West Plains High School, one from Liberty High School and one from Willow Springs High School were each awarded one-time $2,000 scholarships by the West Plains Bank and Trust Company Employee Scholarship Committee. Recipients were selected based on their interest in banking or a business field, their desire to help others, their academic achievements and their extracurricular involvement.

Matthew Mayberry, son of Cody and Kelli Mayberry, of West Plains, Missouri, plans to attend Missouri State University – West Plains to study business. He hopes to one day work as a loan officer or financial advisor. Mayberry said the most important lesson he learned in high school was how to come out of his shell and connect with people. In addition to working part-time while in college, Mayberry was an active member of the Concert Choir and the Zizzer Boys swim team.

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West Plains Bank and Trust Company recently awarded West Plains High School Senior Morgan West a one-time $2,000 scholarship from the Bank Employee Scholarship Program. West, daughter of Jason and Leina’ala West, of Moody, Mo., plans to attend Missouri State University – West Plains, Mo. to study nursing. Her goal is to become a registered nurse, focusing on maternity and newborn care. Pictured, left to right, Nathan Cropper and West, SVP/Senior Loan Officer of West Plains Bank and Trust Company.

Morgan West, daughter of Jason and Leina’ala West, of Moody, Mo., plans to attend Missouri State University – West Plains, Mo. to study nursing. Her goal is to become a registered nurse, focusing on maternity and newborn care. In high school, West worked part-time, was active in Future Farmers of America, enrolled in dual-credit courses, and completed the pharmacy technician program offered by the South Central Career Center.

The West Plains Bank and Trust Company recently awarded West Plains High School’s Candice Sterner a one-time $2,000 bank employee scholarship program. Sterner, the daughter of Robbie and Paula Sterner’s daughter, of West Plains, will attend the College of the Ozarks to study veterinary medicine. Pictured, left to right, West Plains Bank and Trust Company loan assistant Penny Gann and Sterner.

Candice Sterner, daughter of Robbie and Paula Sterner, of West Plains, will attend the College of the Ozarks to study veterinary medicine. Sterner participated in many extracurricular activities in high school, including Future Farmers of America, Lady Zizzer Softball, BETA Club, and National Honor Society and she helped organize and distribute food at the Oregon County Food Pantry.

The West Plains Bank and Trust Company recently awarded West Plains High School Senior Kaylyee Lambe a one-time $2,000 scholarship from the Bank Employee Scholarship Program. Lambe, daughter of Jesse and Promise Lambe, of West Plains, Mo., plans to attend Lyon College, Batesville, Ark., to pursue a degree in biochemistry with a minor in business. Pictured, left to right, Penny Gann, Lambe, West Plains Bank and Trust Company Loans Assistant, and Nathan Cropper, Senior Vice President/Chief Loans Officer.

Kaylee Lambe, daughter of Jesse and Promise Lambe, of West Plains, Mo., plans to attend Lyon College, Batesville, Ark., to pursue a degree in biochemistry with a minor in business. Lambe participated in extracurricular activities in high school including Zizzer Cross Country, Zizzer Track and Field, Lady Zizzer Basketball, Beta Club, FCCLA, and Yearbook. She says the most important lesson she learned in high school is that if you want something, you have to work hard and do the extra work.

The West Plains Bank and Trust Company recently awarded Willow Springs High School senior Karina Krivitchenko a one-time $2,000 scholarship from the bank’s employee scholarship program. Krivitchenko, daughter of Dmitriy and Anna Krivitchenko, Willow Springs, Mo., will attend Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology or radiology. His ultimate goal is to enroll in medical school and improve the health of his community, especially children. Pictured, left to right, Kim Fredrick and Krivitchenko, branch manager of West Plains Bank and Trust Company, Willow Springs.

Karina Krivitchenko, daughter of Dmitriy and Anna Krivitchenko, Willow Springs, Mo., will attend Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology or radiology. His ultimate goal is to enroll in medical school and improve the health of his community, especially children. In high school, Krivitchenko participated in Future Business Leaders of America, voice and piano lessons, and served as a private tutor. She has also volunteered with Ozarks Healthcare, taught children’s Sunday school, and organized youth events and activities.

West Plains Bank and Trust Company recently awarded Liberty High School Senior Kenna Woolsey a one-time $2,000 scholarship from the bank’s employee scholarship program. Woolsey, daughter of Daniel and Jackie Woolsey, Mountain View, Mo., will attend Missouri State University – West Plains and plans to study biology. Pictured, left to right, Eric Wells, Woolsey, and Stephanie Jester, Liberty branch manager, are Eric Wells, President of West Plains Bank and Trust Company Mountain View Market.

Kenna Woolsey, daughter of Daniel and Jackie Woolsey, Mountain View, Mo., will attend Missouri State University – West Plains and plans to study biology. Woolsey participated in many extracurricular programs in high school, including basketball, volleyball, tennis, track and field, National Honor Society, Future Teachers of America, Future Business Leaders of America, and Liberty High School Pep Club. In addition, she has worked as a pharmacy technician, volunteered at her church and Operation Christmas Child, The Giving Tree, Mountain View Youth Basketball and Volleyball Leagues, Mountain View Garden Club tree planting, Feed My Starving Children, and PATH. Organization Studies.

Established in late 2014, the West Plains Bank and Trust Company Employee Scholarship Fund was established by Bank employees to support college-level education for young people interested in the banking field, a related field or a field of study that makes their communities stronger. The opportunity to apply has been extended to senior graduates of West Plains R-7, Mountain View-Birch Tree R-3, Willow Springs R-IV, and Houston R-1 school districts, which serve the communities in which West Plains Bank and Trust Company has branches.

“The funds for this scholarship come directly from the pockets of our employees who contribute to the fund every Friday for the privilege of wearing jeans to work,” said David M. Gohn, President and CEO of West Plains Bank and Trust Company. . “Our employees view encouraging young people to pursue higher education as a worthwhile investment in our future leaders. We are excited to help encourage young people to pursue their dreams.

The West Plains Bank and Trust Company opened its doors to customers in 1883, making it the oldest continuously operating business in the area. With 139 years of service in the local area, West Plains Bank and Trust Company’s total assets have reached over $600 million with seven branches and a loan origination office. For more information, visit www.westplainsbank.com or call 417.256.2147.

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