The Shawnee News-Star
  • Area students win awards

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