Longview Student Board of Directors
In 1977, Texas Bank and Trust launched one of its first and most enduring educational initiatives – the Student Board of Directors. Now in its thirty-fifth year, TB&T’s Student Board program has introduced more than 1,600 area high school seniors to banking and money management at a critical point in their lives.
Throughout its history, the Student Board program has provided students with essential economic building blocks related to earning, spending, saving, and investing money.
In recognition of the board’s anniversary, only 35 students were selected to participate in this year’s program. Known collectively as the “35 for 35,” these outstanding high school seniors will represent their respective schools of Longview High School, Pine Tree High School, Spring Hill High School, and Trinity School of Texas.
These student directors will participate in several challenging, hands-on activities and projects throughout the coming year, including a real-world simulation, called The Fortune 100 Project, where students will gain experience launching a small business. The students will also be given a balanced program of opportunities to learn and to be involved in advising the bank on the marketing and promotion of new banking technologies.
Students selected to serve on the “35 for 35” Anniversary Board must have demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership and citizenship in their school and in the community through their academic, extracurricular, and work activities.