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.
Michaela Ellis, daughter of Lisa and Melt Ellis, is a senior at Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Regional Catholic High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society and president of Ambassadors for the school. Michaela is also a member of the Crusaderette dance team, a leader of both the honors choir and the music ministry, and is involved with the Junior Symphony League. She is a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and a leader with the youth group. Michaela plans to attend Tyler Junior College with a future goal of working for a performing arts touring company, traveling around the United States performing Broadway musicals. Her hobbies and interests include reading, performing arts, music, and church activities.
Sonia Reyes is a senior at John Tyler High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a grade representative for student council and vice president for the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) club. Sonia is also involved in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Color Guard, JROTC Honor Guard, serves as commander for the JROTC Academic Team, and is the Public Affairs Officer. She is active in her community and volunteers with East Texas Food Bank, the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure, and local nursing homes. Sonia plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin with a future goal in international business. She is the daughter of Maria and Jose Reyes.
Makenzie Lohman, daughter of Shellie and Charles Lohman, is a senior at All Saints Episcopal School. She serves as secretary for the National Honor Society and treasurer for the student body. Makenzie is also the literary magazine editor and serves as a writing tutor. She is a member of student council, the ambassador team, and the debate club, where she is a two-time national qualifier and has received outstanding distinction recognition. Makenzie is active in both her church and the community, attending mission trips, helping with Vacation Bible School, and volunteering for People Attempting to Help (PATH). She plans to attend college at The University of Texas at Austin with a double major in journalism and political science.