Texas Bank and Trust selected 16 seniors from Grace Community High School to serve on its 2021-2022 Student Board of Directors.

The TB&T Student Board is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the community.

Seniors Macy Adams, Luke Beaty, Abbie Borcherding, Hannah Burks, Chloe Carl, Jackson Connor, Kenna Flynn, Grace Gordon, Aidan Kocian, Matthew Llave, Daniel Martinez, Sophia Ramirez, Gabe Schuricht, Aaron Seto, Sydnie Stover, and Vivianne Wong will join with 53 other seniors from All Saints Episcopal, Brook Hill, Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic, Tyler Legacy, and Tyler High Schools to make up the twelfth senior class to participate in the TB&T program in Tyler.

The 2020-2021 Student Board members were introduced to the TB&T bank staff in a Virtual Welcome Reception, on Tuesday, August 25, via Zoom.

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 in an Olympic-inspired competition, entitled THE 411 FINANCIAL CHALLENGE.  This innovative TBT program will take the students through a series of head-to-head, high-spirited games to test their knowledge of budgeting, savings, investing, and professional development. Students will also serve as advisors to the bank on youth financial literacy programming throughout the year.

Established in 1978, Student Board remains the bank’s first and most enduring financial literacy program.

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, or a member of the community, to be considered for the program. Students accepted into the 2020 Student Board program were notified in late June.

Since its inception, the Student Board has introduced more than 3,000 high school seniors to banking and money management.