The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (BCRD) ended the 8th edition of the 2022 Economic and Financial Week (SEF) with the awards ceremony for the “Economists of the Future” academic competition, aimed at senior high school students from educational institutions public and private throughout the country.
In the main words of the award ceremony, the governor of the BCRD, Héctor Valdez Albizu, said that the contest has confirmed the interest of young people in the economy and finance, also showing their responsibility and courage to fulfill their commitments, despite the changes we have all experienced in our lives, as a result of the pandemic and the global political and social upheavals. “I congratulate you for your talent and I congratulate the teachers, parents and guardians who accompanied you in this task! I hope that some of you, based on this experience, are inclined to study finance or economics, so that our country continues to add highly qualified professionals in these vital areas for our development and well-being. But if not, at least that they are trained as citizens aware of the importance of these issues and can contribute, from the professions they choose, useful ideas and experiences for the common good,” said the governor.
In this call for “Economists of the future”, the jury selected 8 finalists: Ashton School, Las Américas Educational Center, Amador School, Calasanz School, Jaime Molina Mota School, CUDENI Educational Community, Mercedes Morel Women’s Polytechnic and San Ignacio de Loyola Polytechnic Faith and joy.
First place, with a prize of a 13” MacBook Pro for each student, and 40 thousand pesos in cash for the teacher, to the Jaime Molina Mota school, whose members are Yuandry Rodríguez Rodríguez, Massiel Marie Victoria Cortorreal and Paola Idalia Cuevas Ramírez, guided by Professor Héctor Rafael Molina. Second place, with a prize of an iPad Pro for each student and 35 thousand pesos in cash for the teacher, for the Mercedes Morel Women’s Polytechnic, from the province of La Vega, whose members are Flor Ámbar Guzmán Ayala, Johanny Eliel Pérez Muñoz and Rosaura Mercedes Cruz Barrera, guided by Professor Jasmín de la Cruz. Third place, with a prize of an iPad mini and RD$30,000 pesos in cash for the guidance teacher, for Amador School, whose members are Eugenia Cristina de la Altagracia Guzmán-Desangles Wernisch, Dimarie de Jesús Acosta, Jessica Michelle Ortiz Hernández, being the tutor teacher Nathanael Ureña Castillo.
Huáscar Jiménez presided over the jury
The jury was made up of Riccio Hermida, Elina Rosario, Angel González, Carlos Delgado and Patricia Pérez, and chaired by Huáscar Jiménez, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues. The governor was accompanied at the ceremony by Lieutenant Governor Clarissa de la Rocha de Torres and Deputy General Manager Frank Montaño. The Economic and Financial Week is the main activity of the project ‘Central Classroom for economic and financial education.