11/27/16 - Student Board of Directors
l to r: Avery Barnhill, Aaron Brown, and Saray Ruiz (Seated)
Texas Bank and Trust celebrates the thirty-ninth anniversary of Student Board of Directors, recognizing outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to community service. We are proud to introduce the following members of the 2016-2017 Student Board.
Avery Barnhill, daughter of Anessa and Dwayne Barnhill, is a senior at Spring Hill High School. She is the treasurer for the student council, vice president of the senior class, and a member of the National Honor Society and the soccer, cross-country, and track teams. Avery also participates in University Interscholastic League writing programs and was part of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program. Outside of school, Avery volunteers her time with the Boys & Girls Club of Longview, the Historic Longview Farmers Market, and her church’s youth group. She plans to attend Texas A&M University and study biomedical sciences. Avery’s future goals include working as a physician’s assistant.
Aaron Brown, son of Laurie Brown and the late Dr. David Brown, is a senior at Longview High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society, student council, Technology Students Association, Interact Club, University Interscholastic League debate team, and the Beth El Temple youth group. Aaron also participates in the Boys Scouts of America, where he is a member of the Order of the Arrow and completed the national youth leadership training program. He plans to attend The University of Texas at Dallas and study electrical engineering. Aaron’s future goals include working as an electrical engineer.
Saray Ruiz, daughter of Saray and Oscar Ruiz, is a senior at Pine Tree High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, student council, band, soccer team, and Z-Club. Outside of school, Saray actively volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club and Heart Champions, participates in the Good Shepherd Medical Center’s job shadowing program, and is a member of her church’s youth praise band. She plans to attend Texas State University and study political science and international relations. Saray’s future goals include traveling the world and teaching in different countries.