IMBODEN, Ark. (April 3rd, 2024) – Jason Smith, 6th grader at Sloan-Hendrix Elementary, was named Friday to receive the March “Citizens Bank Excellence in Citizenship” award.

With this new program, Citizens Bank and Sloan-Hendrix School District aim to recognize students and staff members who are committed to living out the district’s mission to preserve yesterday, excel today and prepare for tomorrow. Staff nominate the award recipients who receive a Certificate of Excellence, an Excellence in Citizenship mug, a Greyhound bag, a Greyhound Paw Print ink pen and keychain and a $25 Walmart gift card from Citizens Bank. Sloan-Hendrix Superintendent Clifford Rorex and Citizens Bank Assistant Branch Manager Kimberly Moore presented the award to Jason among some of his family, students and staff.

With a smile on his face every day, Jason’s politeness and sweet spirit made him an ideal candidate for the award. He treats others with respect and encourages them with kind words.

Jason is the son of Dean and April Smith of Imboden, and brother to Morgan, Jacob and Margaret.


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