2020 Pleasantville Scholarship Winner: Payton Sheets

Jun 30, 2020 10:45:00 AM/ by Rebecca Prescott

This year, we're profiling each recipient of the Peoples Bank Scholarship. This $1,000  award goes to a graduating senior in each of the school districts located in our branch communities: Indianola, Carlisle, Pleasantville, Southeast Warren, and Seymour. 

Winners were anonymously chosen based on the merits of their academic and community involvement; and answers to the 300-word essay question, "Describe the importance of community involvement."

Payton scholarship collage


Payton Sheets, Pleasantville High School

Next stop: Iowa State University 

Planning to study: Kinesiology /Pre-Chiropractic Track

Why Iowa State: I love the atmosphere, what it has to offer, and I have always been a Cyclone! 

Favorite school field trip (K-12): Bahamas with the dance team

What was your favorite school lunch meal? Crispitos

Best advice about entering this phase of your life: College is the hardest, but most fun, years of your life.

Where do you think you’ll be in 10 years? In ten years, I want to be working as a Chiropractor helping athletes.


Essay Excerpt

"Volunteering and being active in one's community changes many people's lives. It is changing the person's life that the person is volunteering for, hoping to change and bring extra light and happiness into their life. It is also changing the one who is volunteering, showing them what is most important in life. Volunteering has the ripple effect once somebody makes you feel valuable and wanted through their volunteering, that person may volunteer and help others."

Academic/Community Involvement

Pleasantville High School Dance Team (4 years)

Student Council (4 years)

Track (3 years)

4H (9 years)

FCA (4 years)

National Honor Society (2018-2020)

Gold Honor Roll (2016-2019)

Senior Class President

Student Council Vice President (2019-2020)

Kidney Walk

Race for the Cure

Iowa Shrine Bowl

Cancer Crushers Game

Adopt a Highway

Topics: Community Involvement

Written by Rebecca Prescott

Rebecca Prescott is the marketing manager for Peoples Bank, based in Indianola.