First National Bank & Trust Co. of Shawnee recently selected a number of area high school students to serve on the First National Bank & Trust Co. Student Board.


First National Bank & Trust Co. of Shawnee recently selected a number of area high school students to serve on the First National Bank & Trust Co. Student Board.
The program is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore the banking profession. The bank selects 12 high school students each fall and spring to participate in the program based on the recommendation of counselors and administrators.
Among those selected are Shawnee High School students Ethan Acock, Danielle Chin, Brett Davis and Maggie Payne; Bethel High School student Emily Smith; Dale High School student Kaylen Pickard; Liberty Academy student Eliya Ponder; and Family of Faith student Joseph Stewart.
The program provides students with information concerning career opportunities, banking products and services; the current banking environment and what that means to consumers and businesses; compliance and regulation; and information about financial planning and investments and personal and commercial lending.
Student board members serve four months and attend monthly meetings at FNB, during which FNB officers and industry professionals present a broad spectrum of information about banking. Upon completion of the program, and in response to their involvement and attendance, each student receives one hour of college credit for a business leadership class through Seminole State College.
“We’ve had a great response from the communities and schools involved in the student board program,” said Larry Briggs, president and CEO of First National Bank & Trust Co. “The young people who participate in our program are top students at their school and the leaders of the future. We count it a privilege to offer this program to such talented students and hope that we contribute to their school experience with information that will be valuable in their future endeavors.”