Collinsville High School senior Hannah Pettit has been chosen to serve on the St. Louis Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors during the 2020-21 school year. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the student board will be meeting remotely each monthly during the school year.
(Hannah is pictured in the lower right corner of the above photo.)
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis made the announcement:
ST. LOUIS — Students and schools across the St. Louis area continue to greet challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with creativity. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is proud to announce the members of its2020-2021 student board of directors, who convened Aug. 6 for the first-ever totally virtual board meeting.
High school seniors from across the greater St. Louis area are selected to serve on the student board based on a competitive application process, which includes an essay and letters of recommendation. Students meet monthly and gain a thorough understanding of the Federal Reserve’s role in the U.S. economy and experience its unique partnerships with banks, businesses and the community.
The 2020-2021 St. Louis Fed student board members are:
- Hannah Branstetter, Timberland High School
- Maliyah Brown, SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School
- Cemia Bryant, Jennings Senior High School
- Jackson Dircks, Freeburg Community High School
- Aldo Estrada, McCluer High School
- Prateek Gautam, Marquette High School
- Josephine Gillette, Clayton High School
- Andrew Gray, Parkway West High School
- Michael Hiblovic, St. Louis University High School
- Evan Holden, Metro Academic and Classical High School
- Pooja Hukeri, Lafayette High School
- Emma Johnson, Lutheran High School of St. Charles County
- Odysseus McKinney, Gateway STEM High School
- Stephanie Njeri, Lutheran High School North
- Hannah Pettit, Collinsville High School
- Madeleine Pinkston, McCluer North High School
- Jahnavi Pydimukkala, Fort Zumwalt South High School
- Natalie Robinson, Cor Jesu Academy
- Katie Seithel, Oakville High School
- Jackson Terrill, Lindbergh High School
“We are pleased to have these students serve on our 2020-2021 board. For the first time, we will be working with the students virtually. We will provide opportunities for them to engage with and learn from Bank leadership and employees,” said Mary Suiter, assistant vice president and economic education officer at the St. Louis Fed.
“In addition to learning about the Federal Reserve System and the types of careers available at the Fed, student board members will develop soft skills that will help them prepare for college and careers,” Suiter added.
During their monthly meetings, the students discuss issues related to economics and personal finance, and participate in discussions with Bank leaders on topics ranging from professional development to career planning and progression.
In addition to Hannah, CHS has been fortunate to have seven other students serve on the board. Previous alumni include Brian Hoyt, 2012-2013; Sam Caputo, 2014-2015; Ben Frey, 2015-2016; Benjamin Carlson 2016-2017; Venise Govan, 2017-2018; and Tyme Sampson, 2018-2019; and Ryan Lanier, 2019-20.