SHS Students Selected to Student Board of Directors of the OKC Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank
MOORE, Okla. (Oct. 11, 2022) – Three Southmoore High School students recently learned they were selected to serve as members of the 2022-2023 Student Board of Directors at the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. SHS seniors Owen Parsons, Brodie Sanchez and Kris Stonebreaker accepted the positions and they are the first from Southmoore to earn this award.
“Knowing that I would be one the first students at Southmoore to be accepted was very special. I cannot wait to get started,” Sanchez said.
This program is tied to the Federal Reserve, which means high school seniors get to learn skills related to the banking system, financial strategies and business etiquette. The students will attend monthly sessions related to the Federal Reserve’s role in the U.S. economy and will engage with Oklahoma City Federal employees who serve in a variety of positions, including members of the senior leadership team.
Some of the topics students will explore over the year are college and career readiness, they’ll learn about the regional economy and about professional and personal development, they’ll take a session called “Fed 101,” they will learn about a professional online presence and they’ll also participate in a Strengths Finder session.
According to the Student Board Coordinator, this was the program's largest application pool in four years. To be accepted, the students are required to have elevated academic standing and exemplary performance outside of the classroom. Additionally, each applicant had to identify and explain three personal values and describe how they would use them to foster change or improve their community.
Stonebreaker mentioned his family, sports and his father. Parsons noted his family, faith and respect as being his personal values. Sanchez pointed to his family, sports and his coaches.
“These students represent Southmoore, DECA and the Business Concepts classes with pride, honor and professionalism and I am very pleased to be their educator,” Roberts said.