Texas Bank And Trust: Student board members to be introduced on Tuesday

Published on Saturday, 23 August 2014 23:23 - Written by Staff Reports

Texas Bank and Trust has announced the selection of 59 Tyler area high school seniors to serve on its 2014-15 Student Board of Directors.

The Texas Bank and Trust Student Board recognizes outstanding high school seniors in the community, according to a bank news release.

This year’s Student Board members will be introduced to the bank staff at an Orientation Reception scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the main lobby of the bank’s West Grande branch location, 2323 W. Grande Blvd. The bank invites parents and school administrators to attend.

This year’s Student Board members come from six Tyler high schools: All Saints Episcopal, Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Regional Catholic School, Brook Hill, Grace Community, Robert E. Lee, and John Tyler.

These students will make up the sixth senior class to participate in this program in Tyler. Texas Bank and Trust welcomes the following students:

 All Saints Episcopal — Sydney Barrett, Blake Bengston, Michael Caruso, Noah Fanous, Patrick Finlay, Emily Hegwood, Jaired Maddox, Caroline Norton, Jarod Pamatmat and Hunter Wick.

 Bishop T.K. Gorman — Rebecca Bowles, Kelly Frossard, Abigail Guevara, Carter Anne Jones, Sharon Kariampuzha, Sarah Nemec, Kianna Udenze, and Andrew Watts.

 The Brook Hill School — Hope Cooper, Favour Diokpo, Avery Langemeier, Erica Luong, Janet Nwachukwu and Elim Oluwole.

 Grace Community School — Landon Ashbreck, William Bentley, Jacob Billings, Morgan Blacketer, Lauren Bone, Jeremy Brandt, Bruce Brookshire Jr., James Burden, David Carrazco, Mary-Birdsong Gabriel, Reid Gordon, Trevor Gunter, Jon Elliot Hudgens, Rebecca Langford, Hunter Moses, Chandler Nutt, Uche Nwasuruba, George Roberts III, Alex Schroeder, Claire Smith, Paige Stewart, Cason Strnadel, Brittany Taylor, Daniel Weedon and Kandice West.

 Robert E. Lee — William Arnold, Trevor Carr, Delaney Mayfield, Jakob Romines and Joseph Spellman.

 John Tyler — Jolenne Calleja, Elizabeth Corona, Karina Fonseca, Daniel Gonzalez and Lizeth Zavala.

The Student Board program is intended to introduce students to banking and money management at a key point in their lives. The goal is to provide them with the essential economic building blocks so they can earn, spend, save and invest money.

This year’s students will be challenged to test their creative abilities and business development skills with the Investment Quest program.

The students will have eight months to come up with the concept for a product, service, or business they could potentially bring to market.

Established in 1978, the Student Board is Texas Bank and Trust’s first and most enduring financial literacy program.

Students were chosen through a formal application process that included written application submissions and personal interviews. Qualified students were evaluated on academic and extracurricular activities.

Throughout its history, the Student Board has introduced more than 1,800 high school seniors to banking and money management.