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04/06/14 -  Student Board of Directors

04/06/2014 - Student Board of Directors

   l to r: Elizabeth “Forbes” Owen, Philip White, and Cristal Galizdez



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.

Elizabeth “Forbes” Owen, daughter of Charlotte and John Owen, is a senior at All Saints Episcopal School.  She is a member of the Young Republicans Club, serves as the senior class social senator, and was chosen to represent All Saints as a student ambassador. Forbes is also a member of the National Honor Society, serves as vice president of the History Club, and is the recipient of the Rotary Young Leaders Award.  She is a four-year member of the award-winning state champion varsity tennis team and participates in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) organization.  Forbes is the area director for the National Youth Cutting House Association, helping to promote the sport of cutting.  She is active in the youth program at Christ Episcopal Church, serving as an acolyte and traveling on mission trips. Forbes plans to major in business and is undecided on her college choice at this time. 

Philip White is a senior at Robert E. Lee High School and the son of Lisa White and Greg White.  He serves as president of the Young Republicans Club, executive director and secretary of the High School Republicans of Texas, and vice president of both the National Honor Society and the Key Club.  Philip is involved in the student senate, is a college ambassador, and serves with the Red Raider Round-Up.  He is a member of the debate team and participates on the University Interscholastic League (UIL) team for literary criticism. Philip is the recipient of the President’s Award for Educational Excellence.  He is active in the sports program at REL as a member of both the golf and cross-country teams.  Philip plans to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point and major in political science, with a long-term goal of serving as an army officer and future statesman.    

Cristal Galindez, daughter of Araceli and Leonardo Galindez, will graduate from John Tyler High School in the spring.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and both the Spanish and French Clubs.  Cristal is also involved with the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at John Tyler and is a member of the AVID Club.  She is a member of the award-winning Brigadettes drill team and was the only team member to be selected as both rookie of the week and dancer of the week.  Cristal is an active community volunteer for the Salvation Army, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  She plans to attend Texas A&M University and earn her bachelor’s degree in chemistry.  Cristal’s future career goal includes applying to dental school and become successful both in her career and with her future family.  







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