Texas Bank and Trust celebrates the thirty-fifth 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 2012-2013 Student Board.
Nathan Leary, son of Chris and David Leary, is a senior at Robert E. Lee High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as head drum major in the Red Raiders marching band. Nathan participates in the LiveSTRONG Club and the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) organization. He competes in varsity cross-country and triathlons and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Nathan is the founder and president of the Tyler Recreation Guys Rugby Team. He is also involved with Young Life Campaigners through Green Acres Baptist Church. Nathan plans to attend the West Point Military Academy in West Point, New York, to study medical civil affairs and hopes to serve in special operations upon graduation.
Maria Araujo is a senior at John Tyler High School and president of both the National Honor Society and Texas Associates of Future Educators (TAFE). She is a member of the student council and the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) club. Maria is an active volunteer for the Literacy Council of Tyler in their English as a Second Language program, completing more than 1813 hours tutoring, substituting, helping with special events, and assisting in the office. She is planning to major in education at The University of Texas at Austin. Maria’s long term career goals include earning her bachelor’s degree and teaching in elementary school. She then hopes to return to school to earn her master’s degree. Maria is the daughter of Maria and Juan Angel Araujo.
Kaitlyn Boone, daughter of Casey Dirksen and Dale Boone, is a senior at All Saints Episcopal School. She is an active participant with the Green Club at All Saints, heading up campus recycling and clean-up initiative programs, and attending monthly meetings to discuss more efficient and effective ways to make the school campus greener. Kaitlyn was recognized for her involvement with the Green Club and received the Spirit Award for her efforts. Her other activities at All Saints include membership in both the art and history clubs. As a member of the art club, Kaitlyn helped paint the beautiful mural on Loop 323. She is also active in the community and is a member of the Junior Symphony League. Kaitlyn plans to attend the University of Oklahoma and hopes to pursue a career in fashion design and merchandising.