Board of Directors
First Bank's Junior Board of Directors was
established in 1996. It is comprised of senior students
representing Conroe, Montgomery and Willis High Schools.
Although over a hundred applications are received each
year, only an elite few are chosen to serve on the Junior
Board. They are selected with an emphasis on academics,
extra-curricular involvement and overall leadership
qualities. "With so many intelligent, qualified
students out there it's very difficult to narrow the
field down to about 20 seniors from four schools,"
says bank president Sam Baker. "We are very proud
of what we consider to be the "cream of the crop"
that makes up our Junior Board each year.
The Board meets monthly August through May for an educational/
working luncheon. At each meeting an informative program
is presented that helps the students learn more about
the community they live in and certain issues they must
deal with as they approach adulthood. First Bank considers it crucial that the students learn
about the basics of community banking. They learn that
the bank makes money by lending money and that by lending
money it helps the community grow and prosper. The Junior
Board also learns about the importance of credit card
responsibility and is informed of the huge financial
problems created by credit card abuse.
One of the Junior Board of Directors' responsibilities
is to share with their peers what they learn through
their service on the Junior Board. Another important
responsibility they have is to award scholarships to
deserving seniors not among the Junior Board. Board
members solicit applications from students in their
respective high schools, evaluate the applications and
then vote as a group on whom they feel are the most
deserving scholarship recipients. The scholarships are
presented on senior scholarship day at each of the participating
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