Citizens Bank, Batesville Schools Honor Mandie Hall As February ‘Above & Beyond’ Award Recipient

Date of Release: 
Monday, February 17, 2014

BATESVILLE – February 17, 2014  – Mandie Hall, Kindergarten Teacher at West Magnet Elementary School, was named today as the February recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District.

Citizens Bank and the district two years ago created the award to recognize school staff members who go “above and beyond” in their service to students, parents, their school, peers and the district.  Personnel at all schools nominate recipients of the monthly Above & Beyond award, which includes a certificate from the Board of Education and a $50 gift card from Citizens Bank. 

Nominations for Ms. Hall mentioned her positive attitude, her smile and her work with extra-curricular activities, such as the “Little Dribblers” basketball program.  Some sample comments: 

  • "Mandie is the epitome of what every student and parent wishes for in a Kindergarten teacher.  She is loving and at the same time expects the most from every student.”
  • “She has a great demeanor with her students, and she smiles all the time!”
  • “Mandie has a cheerful spirit and encourages students and teachers to persevere.”
  • “She is a natural leader, a joy to have as a co-worker, and an awesome teacher.”

About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties.  The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.