When Liliana Rios stood up at a luncheon to say what her summerjob as a teller at First Chicago meant to her, she broke into tears.
The 17-year-old senior at Farragut High School told a group ofbankers and fellow students that it was the first time she had heardher abilities praised. And it was the first time she felt sheamounted to something.
Her emotional outpouring surprised the bankers she had workedwith. Rios and the other seven students trained as tellers by thebank had come across as self-possessed and motivated young adults,not teenagers looking for a lot of emotional support.
"The incident with Liliana caught us off-guard because we didn'treally …