City National Bank makes donation to Marlinton Middle School
The Marlinton Middle School Copperheads have a reason to be excited this week; City National Bank in Marlinton made a $1,000 donation to the school on Monday.
"We're business partners with the bank. They have been really good to us, they donate money for various activities for the kids throughout the year," said Joseph Riley, principal of Marlinton Middle School. "I really appreciate the fact that they did this and I really appreciate the sign. Ever since I've been principal, they've helped us out."
Brett Withers, branch manager and assistant vice president of City National Bank, says the relationship with the middle school has been a long standing one.
"We've been partners in education with Marlinton Middle School for probably the last twenty years, even before we were in this new building," said Withers. The bank moved from its original location in 1996.
The donation will help fund the Respect and Protect Program at the middle school.
"The Respect and Protect Program is a self discipline program where the kids are rewarded for good behavior," said Riley.