This year, three local students will learn more about the U.S. economy and the nation’s central bank. They’ll also teach their classmates.
High school seniors from across the St. Louis area were picked to serve on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis student board of directors, including:
▪ Venise Govan, of Collinsville High School
▪ Caitlin Lloyd, of O’Fallon Township High School
▪ Elizabeth Nelson, of Dupo High School
The student board will meet monthly in St. Louis to discuss issues related to economics and personal finance and to prepare a presentation on the Federal Reserve, according to stlouisfed.org. They’ll deliver that presentation to their peers back at their high schools.
Some student board members go on to become interns, according to Mary Suiter. She works as assistant vice president and economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
“Many of them decide on careers in business, economics and finance,” Suiter stated in the release.