Texas Bank and Trust celebrates the thirty-sixth 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 2013-2014 Student Board.
Kayla Romero is a senior at Longview High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in the International Baccalaureate Program. As a four-year member of the award-winning Big Green Marching Machine, she has received numerous honors and distinctions, and has served as horn section leader. As a member of the orchestra, Kayla has advanced to all-area; solo and ensemble first division, earning six medals; and state solo and ensemble first division. She has also competed as a member of both the University Interscholastic League debate and literary criticism teams. Kayla plans to major in political science and English at Abilene Christian University, with a career goal of working in either a government position or in a publisher’s office. She enjoys reading, movies, music, writing, and current events. Kayla is the daughter of Ruthie and Kenneth Romero.
Melanie Wilson, daughter of Betty and Jon Wilson, is a senior at Pine Tree High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Z-Club service organization, and both the art and Spanish clubs. Melanie is an accomplished athlete and has been involved in the sports program throughout high school as a member of the varsity softball and volleyball teams. She received the softball tournament Most Valuable Player award and was recognized as Player of the Week in the Longview News-Journal. Melanie is also involved in both the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FAC) and Peer Assistance and Leadership Students (PALS) programs. She plans to attend Bossier Parish Community College and major in elementary education. Melanie’s interests and hobbies include cooking, softball, and babysitting.
Bonnie Forbes will graduate from Longview High School in the spring. She is a member of the National Honor Society, is involved in the International Scholar Program, and is a global scholar nominee. Bonnie serves as president of Z-Club, is an award-winning LOBO cheerleader, and is also a member of the successful Lady Lobo varsity soccer team. She has participated in the Longview Museum of Fine Arts Student Show and has advanced as a finalist in the Texas Art Education Association’s Visual Arts Scholastic Event. Bonnie is active in the Mobberly Baptist Church youth group and is a children’s church volunteer at First Baptist Church. She plans to major in speech pathology at Baylor University. Bonnie enjoys baking, photography, drawing, and running. She is the daughter of Holly and Scott Forbes.