Twelve High School and Two College Students Named to Texas Trust Youth Advisory Council

Texas Trust Credit Union Appointed 14 Teens to serve on the 2013 spring Youth Advisory Council. Members receive training in personal finance and leadership. The Council will participate in a community service project benefiting the North Texas Food Bank.

Mansfield, TX, February 02, 2013 --( Fourteen students from five north Texas school districts, two private schools, and two colleges have been named to the Texas Trust Credit Union Youth Advisory Council.

The Youth Advisory Council is a leadership development program that focuses on personal finance. The Council meets twice a month to learn about personal financial issues, service leadership, marketing and career opportunities in the financial field. The Council will also participate in a community service project, which will benefit the North Texas Food Bank.

Council members were chosen from among 70 applicants. They will serve through the end of May 2013.

Members were chosen based on their extracurricular activities, leadership credentials, and desire to serve and actively participate in the Council. Members include three sophomores, three juniors, six seniors, and two college freshmen. The college freshmen, Madison Samas and Victoria Harkrider, received Council membership as winners of the Spirit Debit Card design contest held within Mansfield ISD in the spring of 2012.

The 2013 spring Council members are:

• Arlington: Joshua Hoskins (Arlington High School), Jazmine Shamburger (Juan Seguin High School), Zachary Rubel (Summit High School)
• Fort Worth: Kiera Fry (North Crowley High School)
• Grand Prairie: Edward Tingle (Pantego Christian Academy), Dallas Swayzer (Ursuline Academy), David Garcia (South Grand Prairie High School), Saraih Tovar (Dubiski Career High School), Clarissa Espinosa (Dubiski Career High School)
• Mansfield: Sara King (Mansfield High School), Jessilee Shipman (Legacy High School), Madison Samas (University of Texas at Arlington), Victoria Harkrider (Tarrant County College)
• Southlake: Jesse Martinez (Carroll Senior High School)

The Youth Advisory Council is part of Texas Trust's financial education initiative. The program equips high school students with financial skills to prepare them for college and beyond.

"We continue to receive a large number of interested applicants, which indicates high school students are highly interested in learning about personal finance," said Amber Danford, vice president of marketing. "Beyond teaching them how to become money-wise, we give them opportunities to serve in the community and learn about business operations so they have a better understanding of how financial institutions work."

About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 21st largest in Texas. It has been operating for more than 75 years. As a full-service financial institution, Texas Trust offers checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards, CDs, Money Market accounts, IRAs, and investment and insurance services. Its business services include SBA and conventional loans, electronic payment cards, checking and money market accounts, merchant card processing, online banking, insurance, and the Employee Solutions Network. With 58,000 members and assets of more than $721 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. Texas Trust has eight branches located in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, and Athens. For more information, visit Texas Trust is a federally insured financial institution. Deposits up to $250,000 are insured by the full faith of the federal government through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).
Texas Trust Credit Union
Amber Danford
800-527-3600 ext. 1203
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