Fed bank launches 2015-2016 Student Board of Directors

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Sixteen Kansas City Public Schools scholars have earned spots in the elite Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Student Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 school year. This year’s cohort of student board members started their tenure during a launch event Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the bank. The group includes the following KCPS students:

African-Centered College Preparatory Academy
Robert Rimpson

Central Academy of Excellence
Eric Williams

East High School
Carlos Aguirre
Sochean Vean
Vanessa Capodanno

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Monica Propst-Medeiros
Sonia Badji

Northeast High School
Emanual Murry
La’Kesha Pace
Tony Luu

Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
Edgar Moreno
Jade-Ann Stephenson
Jerry Huynh

Southwest Early College Campus
Chrishianna Jackson
India Woods
Wasiba Hamad

The Student Board of Directors program promotes teamwork and inclusion among high schoolers from diverse backgrounds, while fostering an understanding of the primary functions of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Kansas City economy, the importance of personal finance, career options and educational paths.

Bank participants have an opportunity to work with and learn from bank staff in Kansas City, academic experts, and business and community leaders. The students are selected from an applicant pool and must be in the top 30 percent of their class. Learn more at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank website.

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