motivational speaker at promise event

Students Learn That Anyone Can Be a Hero at First Annual Promise Event

March 21, 2018

Clinton, Ill., March 21, 2018 – First National Bank and Trust Company was proud to host national motivational speaker, Jon Pritikin, Mon., March 19, 2018 morning at the Clinton School District for its first annual "Promise" event.

"Promise" will be an annual event created and organized by First National Bank as a result of their mission to reinvest 10 percent of their pre-tax income back into the local community, with area youth being one major focus of the bank's community reinvestment initiatives.

“Seeing the impact that Jon’s speech had on the students of Clinton High School was amazing. It was a profound example of words being so powerful to individuals.” Said Rachel Costello, VP of Personal Banking at First National Bank and Trust.

Feel the Power is nonprofit program for children and young adults, positively motivating them to make important daily choices that affirm the value they place in themselves and in others. Speaker, Jon Pritikin, is the founder and 2009 Guinness World Records© holder combining his attention-grabbing "feats of strength" with an even more impressive message of how he overcame incredible challenges throughout his life.

"Jon Pritikin did an amazing job of sharing his life story with our students. He was energetic and inspiring through his feats of strength and his message that everyone can be a hero for someone. He is an awesome man and presenter. So glad he was able to come and speak to our students." Said Jerry Wayne, Principal, Clinton High School.

If you would like to learn more about Jon, visit his website at, and follow First National Bank and Trust Company on Facebook to find out about additional upcoming events.

First National Bank and Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois. Dedicated to community prosperity, the bank was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank. The name was changed First National Bank and Trust Company in 1974, and was recently acquired by TS Banking Group in 2017. With $125 million in assets, First National Bank is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its net income back to the community. For more information visit