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03/16/14 -  Student Board of Directors

03/16/2014 student board

   l to r:Kennedy Franklin, William Alexander, and Crystal Pilar 



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.

Kennedy Franklin is a senior at Grace Community School where she is a member of the National Honor Society, involved in student government, and is a member of the Cougarettes high school drill team.  Kennedy excels in the fine arts program at Grace, receiving both the Diligence and Excellence Art Awards.  She created a mosaic of hundreds of colorful paper cranes which hang in the school’s hallway.  Kennedy is also a member of the Tyler Junior Symphony League.  She plans to attend Texas A&M University and major in child psychology with a future career goal of becoming a child psychologist.  Kennedy’s interests and hobbies include art, reading, dance, and being outdoors.  She is the daughter of Debbie and Kenn Franklin.

William Alexander, son of Jill and Jon Alexander, is a senior at All Saints Episcopal School.  He is a member of Young Republicans and serves as an All Saints admission ambassador. As an accomplished artist and member of the art club, William has represented All Saints in numerous art competitions, and has also received the Academic Achievement Award in science. William is quarterback of the varsity football team and a member of both the varsity basketball and track teams.  He serves as a member of the Tyler Junior Symphony League and is a community volunteer for the Salvation Army and Trinity Mother Frances Hospital.  William plans to attend Texas Christian University as a pre-med/business student with a long-term career goal of becoming a vascular surgeon.  His hobbies include traveling, hiking, and sculpture.

Crystal Pilar is a senior at John Tyler High School and the daughter of Arminda and Luis Pilar.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, the French club, and the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) organization.  Crystal is active in the theater arts program and a poetry and prose University Interscholastic League (UIL) participant.  She is a community volunteer for the East Texas Food Bank, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Spirit of St. Louis Therapeutic Riding Center, and the Salvation Army. Crystal plans to study cinema/film studies at the University of Houston with a future career goal of becoming a professional, prestigious film actress.  Her hobbies and interests include acting, writing, reading, music, and movies.







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