This academic year, Texas Bank and Trust celebrates its second anniversary of the Student Board of Directors. This group of outstanding high school seniors has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to community service. We are proud to introduce the following 2010-2011 Student Board members:
ELISE MARTIN is a senior at Robert E. Lee High School and the daughter of Stacy and Reid Martin. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Campaigners, and Young Life, and has also been a cheerleader. Elise plans to receive her degree from The University of Texas at Austin with hopes of attending medical school and becoming a surgeon. Her interests and hobbies include outdoor activities, cheering for Spirit of Tyler, and creative projects.
MEREDITH COZBY, a senior at Robert E. Lee High School, is a member of the Southern Belle Drill Team, the National Honor Society, the Spanish club, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Junior Symphony League. She has served as a confirmation class mentor and has taught Vacation Bible School at Marvin United Methodist Church. Meredith hopes to graduate from the University of Arkansas with her business degree. She enjoys hunting and dancing. Meredith is the daughter of Mary Ann and Raymond Cozby III.
DE’ANNA WHEELER is a senior at Robert E. Lee High School and the daughter of Shawneque Redic. She received special recognition as a participant for the REL Red Raider Roundup. As a community servant, De’Anna has volunteered at the Salvation Army and participated with both PATH Coats for Kids and the Memory Walk to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. She plans to study pre-med at either Texas Christian University or Baylor University, attend medical school, and open her own practice. De’Anna’s interests and hobbies include horseback riding, music, and cheerleading.
MAKYNZIE WATKINS, a senior at Grace Community High School, is a member of both the National Honor Society and choir. She has spent volunteer time serving the homeless in Austin, serving at an at-risk childrens camp, and participating in Vacation Bible School in the three- and four-year-old class at her church. Makynzie plans to attend Stephen F. Austin State University and obtain her undergraduate degree in history. She then plans to receive her master’s degree in public history and library science in order to become an archivist. Makynzie is the daughter of Kimberly and Walter Watkins.