For the sixth time in the past seven years, a Collinsville High School senior was chosen to sit on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Student Board of Directors.
CHS Senior Tyme Sampson is serving on the board during the 2018-19 school year. In addition, she is on the varsity bowling team, a Girl Scout and member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). She serves as secretary of CHS Latin Club this year and enjoys doing calculus during her free time.
Tyme Sampson is a participant in the Running Start program – the partnership between CHS and Southwestern Illinois College that allows students to graduate with a transfer degree from SWIC in addition to their high school diploma.
The opportunity to participate in the Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors gives students a chance to learn about the US banking system and helps them prepare for the future.
“The Student Board is a great opportunity to go to the Federal Reserve and learn about different things in personal finance and how to build yourself into a more professional candidate for things like job interviews and possible internships,” Sampson says, “It helps the students learn more about taxes, savings, scholarships and college choices.”
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis:
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ student board of directors program offers high school seniors a dynamic way to learn about our nation’s central bank. Participants gain a thorough understanding of the Federal Reserve’s role in the U.S. economy, participate in online and in-person learning experiences, and engage with employees from various areas of the Bank. St. Louis area students are selected based on the quality of their essays and letters of recommendation. After successful completion of the year-long program, students may apply for summer internships at the St. Louis Fed.
Previous Student Board Members from Collinsville High School include:
Bryan Hoyt 2012-2013
Sam Caputo 2014-2015
Ben Frey 2015-2016
Ben Carlson 2016-2017
Venise Govan 2017-2018
Each year, high schools from the St. Louis metro area can nominate up to two students for consideration to join the Student Board. A maximum of 18 young men and women is chosen.
CHS teacher Vicki Fuhrhop, a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Educator Advisory Board, is currently seeking applicants interested in applying for the 2019-2020 Student Board of Directors. Applicants must be high school seniors during the 2019-2020 academic year with a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For more info, click here or contact Mrs. Furhop at firstname.lastname@example.org
For complete information about the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Student Board of Directors, use this link.