By Sam Poe
Sunday, April 21, 2013 | 9:04 PM
Pictured above are Brock Dunn, Denise Banks, Emily Brown, Jayci Hammick, Leah Tyson, Abigail Poole,
Donna Lann, Chau Hughnh, Brittney Christian, Summer Reynolds.
The Bankers 2 Leaders division of the Alabama Bankers Association held its Annual Legislative Day in Montgomery on April 10. A total of 165 bankers and high school students from all over the state attended the annual event which featured speakers representing key areas of government including Gov. Robert Bentley, Sen. Slade Blackwell, Rep. Wes Long, and Alabama Banking Department Superintendent John Harrison. Among these students were seven representatives from Haleyville High School who were sponsored by Traders and Farmers Bank.
According to ABA President and CEO Scott E. Latham the event is designed to heighten awareness of the students as to how state government works and to encourage involvement in the democratic process at a young age.
“Students actually have the chance to talk with their legislators and state government leaders about issues prevalent in their own communities, while getting a first-hand view of how the legislative process works,” he said. “Bankers in Alabama have a tremendous sense of community and make service to their communities a top priority. Events such as Legislative Day are designed to reinforce and facilitate this priority by giving our bankers the opportunity to interact with students.”
The Alabama Bankers Association represents 150 banks across the state. For more information visit ABA’s website at www.alabamabankers.com.
Story and photo are courtesy of Traders and Farmers Bank.