TYLER—Texas Bank and Trust is pleased to announce the selection of seven high school seniors representing The Brook Hill School to serve on its 2023-2024 Student Board of Directors.
The Texas Bank and Trust Student Board is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the community.
Brook Hill Seniors Anna Hall, Osingwe Ogakwu, Colton Richards, Andrew Sims, David Sims, Drea Tonroy, and Matthew Yim qualified for this year’s Student Board, and will join with 62 other seniors from local private and public schools to make up the 15th senior class to participate in the Texas Bank and Trust program in Tyler.
The 2023-2024 Student Board members were introduced to the Texas Bank and Trust bank staff in an Orientation Reception, held at 7 pm, Monday, August 28, in the main lobby of the bank’s West Grande Branch location.
The Student Board program is 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. This year, the students will test their innovation and business development skills with the return of the popular program, entitled Investment Quest, first introduced to the Student Board exactly 10 years ago. 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 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 2023 Student Board program were notified in early June.
Since its inception, the Student Board has introduced more than 3,500 area high school seniors to banking and money management.