CHS Senior Venise Govan was chosen to serve on the 2017-2018 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Student Board of Directors. This is the fifth time in the past six years a Collinsville High School student has been selected.
“I wanted to serve on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Student Board of Directors because I knew it would be a great opportunity to learn how the Federal Reserve really works and its role in the economy,” says Govan. “I knew it would also be an awesome opportunity to learn versatile skills. I’m very excited to learn as much as possible and I’m positive this experience will contribute greatly to my future.”
Venise is a member of the Collinsville High School National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society & Spanish Club, Kahoks United, STEM Club, Multicultural Club, Senior Class Executive Board, Lady Kahoks Basketball and Empowered Minds, a community service program based in Madison, Illinois. She plans to attend college, possibly at Tennessee State University, and is still determining her major.
The St. Louis Fed Student Board meets monthly August-May. 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. 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.
Venise was nominated by CHS Teacher Vicki Fuhrhop, who is proud to have students serve on the board for five of the last six years. “It has been a great leadership and educational experience for these high school seniors. I look forward to the continued success of the program and nominating CHS students for the opportunity,” says Fuhrhop.
For more information on the 2017-2018 Student Board Members and the schools they represent, visit: St. Louis Federal Reserve Student Board Members