Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Eighteen Pine Tree High School Seniors Selected for Texas Bank and Trust Board of Directors

Texas Bank and Trust is pleased to announce the selection of 18 Pine Tree High School seniors to serve on its 2013-2014 Student Board of Directors.

The TB&T Student Board is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the community. The PTHS seniors who qualified for this year’s Student Board will join with 38 other seniors from Trinity School of Texas, Longview and Spring Hill High Schools to make up the 36th senior class to participate in the TB&T program.

The participating seniors include Jonathan Bunt, Chandler Chappell, Robert Coleman, John Cravey, Michelle Davis, Madison Garcia, Kaylie Hartman, Emma Hellen, Amy Johns, Rebecca Kirchoff, Kundanika Lakkadi, Ryan Lewis, Lindsey Mallory, Kaitlyn Miller, Macy Shaw, Allison Steele, Ariel Wayne, and Melanie Wilson.

The 2013-2014 Student Board members were introduced to the TB&T bank staff in an Orientation Reception, held August 26th in the Main Bank lobby in downtown Longview. Parents and school administrators were invited to attend.

As in years passed, the Student Board program will be designed to introduce students to banking and money management at a critical point in their lives, and provide 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 business development skills with a new program, entitled Investment Quest. As aspiring entrepreneurs, the student board members will have eight months to conceptualize a product, service, or business they could potentially bring to market.

Texas Bank and Trust established the Student Board - its first and most enduring financial literacy program - in 1978. Students were selected based on their grade point average, extra-curricular activities, and after school work activities. Students must submit an essay with their application as well as two letters of recommendation from either a faculty member or administrator to be considered for the program. Students accepted into the 2013 Student Board program were notified in late May.

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

For information on how to participate in the 2014-2015 Student Board program, please contact KarenPartee, Texas Bank and Trust Director of Public Relations

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