l to r: Caroline Boylan, Wade Burton, Markus Ma, and Joanna Bartley (seated)
Texas Bank and Trust celebrates the seventh 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 2015-2016 Student Board.
Caroline Boylan, daughter of Brenda and Christopher Boylan, is a senior at All Saints Episcopal School. She is a member of the National Honor Society and vice president of the Spanish Club. Caroline has received several academic awards, including the College of William and Mary American Pre-Collegiate Scholar award and recognition as a semi-finalist for the National Merit Award. She is also a dancer and assistant dance instructor, a member of the Junior Symphony League, and a volunteer with East Texas Medical Center, the East Texas Food Bank, and Green Acres Baptist Church. Caroline plans to attend the College of William and Mary and study history or pre-law. Her future goals include pursuing a career in international or criminal law.
Wade Burton, son of Laura and Mark Burton, is a senior at Grace Community School. He is a member of the National Honor Society, captain of the drumline, first chair in the orchestra, and a member of the praise band and the soccer and golf teams. Outside of school, Wade also participates in community service projects. Wade’s hobbies include golfing, soccer, and playing the drums and violin. He plans to attend the University of Arkansas and study civil engineering or architecture. Wade’s future goals include working as an architect or engineer.
Markus Ma, son of Mrs. Sheng and Mr. Ma, is a senior at The Brook Hill School. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the cross-country team, math club, and a tutor on campus and at the Mathnasium. Markus also serves as the prefect for the math and choir instructors and spends much of his time assisting teachers with grading assignments, as well as assisting classmates with math, chemistry, and physics homework. He plans to attend Duke University and study math and engineering or economics. Markus’ future goals include working as an engineer or economist.
Joanna Bartley, daughter of Paula Bartley and Jim Bartley, is a senior at Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Regional Catholic School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, dance team, the Gorman Ambassador program, Girls Invested in Volunteer Efforts, and the Girl Scouts of America. Joanna is also vice president of the Venture Crew, where she has earned the Outdoor Bronze Award and the Sports Bronze Award. Her hobbies include scouting and volunteer activities. While she has not decided on a college choice, her future goals include working with people and doing something that will make the world a better place for everyone.