Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Twelve 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 12 Pine Tree High School seniors to serve on its 2016-2017 Student Board of Directors.

      The TB&T Student Board is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the community.
       The 2016-2017 Student Board members will be introduced to the TB&T bank staff in an Orientation Reception, to be held at 7 pm, Monday, August 29 in the Main Bank lobby in downtown Longview. Parents and school administrators are invited to attend.
       The PTHS seniors who qualified for this year’s Student Board will join with 42 other seniors from Trinity School of Texas, Longview, Spring Hill, and St. Mary’s High Schools to make up the 38th senior class to participate in the TB&T program.
       The participating seniors include Rebekah Suzanne Ayres, Ashlee Boyd, Baylee Boyd, Roshni Edalvr, Will Harris, Colby Holloman, Mary McQuaid, Levi Morrill, Daniel Christopher Moore, Michaela Patterson, Saray Ruiz, and Christopher Schaetz.
      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 creative skills with a program, entitled Back to Basics.  The student board members will have eight months to help the bank design a digital episode of its TBT Shorts web series.
     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 afterschool 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 2016 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 2017-2018 Student Board program, students in their junior year of high school may contact Community Relations Officer Tammy Gage at (903) 237-1827.

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