Banks across the state hold first ever LBEC-sponsored 365 to Rich Bank Day

High school seniors across the state were nominated and chosen to be a part of the first ever 365 to Rich Bank Day on October 7, 2016. The statewide program aims to introduce high school seniors to banking as a career option as well as to offer financial literacy resources. Seniors who are chosen to be a part of the program spend a day at the bank where they tour each department and learn how the work relates to the overall mission of the bank. Students also had the opportunity to visit with bank executives to learn about banking career options and how financial literacy is vital to their future. As part of the program, students are also given the option to write an essay that will be judged among the others across the state, with one student being awarded an iPad. To be eligible for the program, each student has to be a high school senior, be nominated by a teacher or counselor and chosen by the bank.

(above, from right) LBEC Councilman at Large Chad Burgess, Tommy Boggs, Savannah O'Neal, Genet Leist, Maria Wilson, Ciarra White, Sarah Ellingwood, Braden Ison, Matt  Freeman and Mary Allred are pictured during Citizens National Bank's 365 to Rich bank shadow day.

(above, from center) Jose Gamez is pictured during his bank shadow day at Metairie Bank with LBEC Councilman at Large Robbin Hardee of the bank and Ron Samford, president of the bank.

(above, left) Kaitlyn Thornhill and (right) Kameron Shirley are pictured during their bank shadow day at Caldwell Bank and Trust in Winnsboro with (middle) LBEC Councilman at Large Tony Haring from the bank

(above, from right) Rebecca Jones is pictured during her bank shadow day at Guaranty Bank and Trust Company of Delhi with LBEC President Michael Wilson from the bank.

(above, center) Hannah Newberry is pictured during her bank shadow day at Bank of Zachary with bank employees, (remaining, front row, from left) Kathryn Richard, Kimberly McDonald, Morgan Lancon'. (back row, from left) Kirsten Richard, Brandie Guerin and Julie Fazio.

(above, center) Hunter O’Dell is pictured during his bank shadow day at Business First Bank with bank employees, (remaining, from left) Tonya Broussard, Tina Kaufman, Jake Guidry and Eric Marter.