Two area students have won awards from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

The Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and Oklahoma Council on Economic Education has awarded two area students as Outstanding Economics Students at a recent ceremony held at the Oklahoma City Branch in downtown Oklahoma City.

Joanna Burkhead, a 12th grade student at Liberty Academy, and Kylie Austin, a 9th grade student at Wanette High School, were presented the awards.

Students must be full time, 9th-12th grade, have maintained a satisfactory scholastic record, and are perceived to be an excellent citizen, both within the school and the community.

The student applications are reviewed for eligibility and then, judged by a committee. The honored students, their parents or guests and a school representative were invited to attend the dinner and awards ceremony.

Amy Serrata, executive director of the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education explained that the Outstanding Student Awards shines a light on students who exhibit a passion in the economic way of thinking.