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Iowa Bankers Association Presents Six High School Football Players With 2020 Student Athlete Achievement Awards

Student winners each received a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice

JOHNSTON, IOWA (Dec. 1, 2020) — Six Iowa high school seniors received a 2020 Iowa Bankers Association Student Athlete Achievement Award during the Iowa high school state football championships held Nov. 19-20 in Cedar Falls. One student from each class was presented with a $1,000 scholarship from the IBA to the college of his choice.

Scholarship recipients include:

  • Eight Player: Dillon Welter, Don Bosco High School, Gilbertville
  • Class A: Justin Horgen, St. Ansgar High School, St. Ansgar
  • Class 1A: Carson Lambert, Southeast Valley High School, Gowrie
  • Class 2A: Chancellor Thrasher, West Liberty High School, West Liberty
  • Class 3A: Wes Muenchrath, Harlan Community High School, Harlan
  • Class 4A: Jackson Langin, Dowling Catholic High School, West Des Moines

Scholarship recipients are selected each year based on their academic performance, athletic participation, leadership skills and community involvement.

“These student leaders show dedication not only to their teams, but to their communities as well. We are extremely proud to have this chance to help remarkable Iowa students save toward their higher education,” said Tara Deering-Hansen, the IBA’s vice president of marketing and communications. “Helping Iowans reach their financial goals is what drives Iowa banks. And providing these scholarships is beneficial in more ways than one — because our hope is that after graduation, these students will continue to use their skills and talents right here in our Iowa communities.”

For three decades, the IBA has sponsored the Student Athlete Achievement Award program, which has grown to honor student athletes in football, basketball and wrestling. The IBA has awarded more than $270,000 in scholarships since the program began.

The recorded scholarship presentations can be viewed on the IBA Facebook page.

About the Iowa Bankers Association
The Iowa Bankers Association represents 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 $69.4 billion to help individuals, business owners and agriculture. More than 30,000 Iowans work at an Iowa bank, and bank employees volunteer more than 300,000 hours to support local communities each year. To learn more, visit

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Tara Deering-Hansen

Vice President Marketing & Communications