Nevin Zheng of Braintree, a current senior at Boston College High School, was selected from over 2,800 applicants to participate in the prestigious National Economics for Leaders Program this summer.
From July 29, 2012 until August 5, 2012 Zheng attended conferences and seminars at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Zheng and 5 other BC High students were selected by a Foundation for Teaching Economics committee at UC-Berkeley.
The program, run by the Foundation for Teaching Economics, admits 300 students per year (Only 10% of applicants are accepted to this program.) to its one-week summer program at various colleges throughout the country. Students learn skills to be more effective leaders and learn how to employ economic analysis when considering difficult public policy choices.
The other 5 BC High students attended conferences at 5 different universities and colleges: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, UCLA, Universityof Texas at Austin and Babson College, Wellesley, MA.
The Foundation for Teaching Economics introduces young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues and to promote excellence in economic education by helping economics teachers become more effective educators.
–Boston College High School