Prosperity names Junior Board


Prosperity Bank in Madisonville has announced the Junior Board of Directors for the 2017-18 school year.

This is the bank’s 25th year of the Junior Board program, which consists of 15 high school seniors.

“All of the new Junior Board members along with Prosperity employees are looking forward to a lot of fun and a great learning experience,” said the bank’s President Tammy Hoke.

The board is comprised of 11 students from Madisonville and four from North Zulch. Students from both schools were asked to apply and were then interviewed by the bank’s employees. The selection criteria included high academic standing, leadership potential, school recommendations and a willingness to excel.

The program is designed to serve as an educational experience for the seniors selected as well as an opportunity for bank management to obtain new ideas to better serve the community’s youth. The Junior Board Members will spend nine months learning about their community. This includes teaching the need for young people to develop giving attitudes. The board will schedule several community service projects throughout the year as well.

The students will also learn the ins and outs of commercial banking along with more general programs focusing on compensation, career opportunities and banking regulations. Bank officers and community business leaders will offer programs throughout the year in their various fields of expertise. During the program, only hypothetical customer information will be provided for the students to use.

The Prosperity Bank representatives are Hoke, W.C. Bennett and Esmeralda Hinojosa. The Junior Board organized and elected officers at their October meeting. Morgan Manning was selected as the board’s president with Matt Rudis as vice president and Emma Baker as secretary.