6 Gorman seniors to serve on student board
Six seniors at Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic School will serve on the 2012-13 Texas Bank and Trust Student Board of Directors.
Seniors Anna Davidson, Wesley DeArmond, Michaela Ellis, William Fernandez, Kurtis Kemper and Patrick Navarro qualified for this year's student board.
They will join 30 other seniors from All Saints Episcopal, Grace Community, John Tyler, and Robert E. Lee high schools. Together the students make up the fourth senior class to participate in the program in Tyler.
The program recognizes outstanding high school seniors and introduces them to banking and money management, according to a news release.
It provides them with the essential economic building blocks to earning, spending, saving, and investing money, according to the news release.
The students will participate in a hands-on exercise in running their own small business through The Fortune 100 Project.
Through the nine-month program, the student directors will learn goal-setting, budgeting, business operations, advertising, and customer service planning.
The program culminates with the "launch" of their business in March 2013.
Students were selected based on their grade point average, extra-curricular activities and afterschool work activities.
They submitted an essay with their application along with two letters of recommendation from a faculty member or administrator to be considered for the program, according to the news release.
Established in 1978, the Texas Bank and Trust student board has introduced more than 1,600 high school seniors to banking and money management.