Texas Bank and Trust (TB&T) has announced the selection of 17 seniors from John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high schools to serve on its 2016-2017 Student Board of Directors, a prestigious program recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the community. The new Student Board members will be introduced to the TB&T bank staff at an Orientation Reception Tuesday, August 30, at the bank’s West Grande Branch location.
Robert E. Lee High School seniors include Matthew Anderson, Claire Carnes, Peyton Drain, Venisha Harmon, Morgan Koziol, Jamie Mills, Mary Claire Neal, Abigail Rose, Sara Skrocki, and Carlos Villapudua. John Tyler High School seniors include Leslie Espiricueta, Hannia Gonzalez, Raeyana Greenhouse, Jazmin Ramirez, Adrian Romero, Ka’Darius Ross, and Jaela Wideman.
The Student Board program introduces students to banking and money management, while providing them with the essential economic building blocks to earning, spending, saving, and investing money. The students will be challenged this year to test their innovation and creative skills with a program, titled Back to Basics, where they will have eight months to help the bank design a digital episode of its TBT Shorts web series.
The Tyler ISD seniors selected will join with 46 other seniors from All Saints Episcopal, Brook Hill, Grace Community, and Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Regional Catholic high schools to make up the eighth senior class to participate in the TB&T program in Tyler. Students were selected based on their grade point average, extra-curricular activities, after-school work activities, essay submission and two letters of recommendation from either a faculty member or administrator.