Six Students Named Outstanding Economic Students by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch and Oklahoma Council on Economic Education


May 19, 2021

CONTACT: Pam Campbell

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and Oklahoma Council on Economic Education honored six students as Outstanding Economic Students at the 11th annual Outstanding Economic Student Awards. The six winners are:

  • Brooklyn Bailey, Mustang High School
  • Adrian Beltran, Western Heights High School
  • Kallie Morisset, Wyandotte High School
  • Sophia Reynolds, Muskogee High School
  • Tessa Roberts, Monte Cassino Middle School
  • Harper Wood, Edmond North High School

“The Federal Reserve Bank and OCEE are pleased to partner and present awards to these bright economic students,” said Chad Wilkerson, vice president and Oklahoma City Branch executive for the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. “Each student is exceptional. During the awards ceremony, there was a common theme as each student was recognized for learning economic concepts now and for how they plan to apply these concepts in the future.”

Amy Lee, executive director of the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education, explained that the Outstanding Economic Student Awards shines a light on students who exhibit a passion in an economic way of thinking.

“While some of these students are certainly top achievers in their economic classes, the Federal Reserve Bank and OCEE want to recognize and encourage students who bring economic skills and practices into other interest areas that students are involved in or pursuing,” said Lee. “Economics is all around us, so if students can be taught and inspired in the analysis of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, they will have great tools to be successful in any field they choose.”

The Outstanding Economic Student Award program recognizes exemplary students and highlights the importance of economics in Oklahoma curriculum. Students must be full-time, ninth – 12th grade, have maintained a satisfactory scholastic record, and are perceived to be an excellent citizen, both within the school and the community. The honored student and the nominating educator submitted videos for a virtual celebration and awards ceremony, which can be viewed here: External

The Oklahoma City Branch is one of three branches of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, which serves the Tenth Federal Reserve District, encompassing the western third of Missouri; all of Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wyoming; and the northern half of New Mexico. As part of the nation’s central bank, the Bank participates in setting national monetary policy, supervising and regulating numerous commercial banks and bank holding companies, and providing financial services to depository institutions. More information is available online at External

The Oklahoma Council on Economic Education is a non-profit, educational organization whose mission is promoting economic and financial literacy for all Oklahomans. Established in 1954, OCEE is affiliated with the national Council on Economic Education, a network of state councils and university-based centers. For more information about OCEE, visit or call 405.974.5343.