Veronica Cody

Economics for Leaders Seminar at Yale University

Veronica (Roni) Cody, Junior at Sheridan High School is one of 30 students chosen for a week-long Economics Summer Leadership Program June 19-25, 2017 to be held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  She was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend EFL (Economics for Leaders).

The mission is to introduce 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. It is a selective summer program that teaches leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in a hands-on, experiential environment. 

“I am very excited that I was chosen for this program and that I get to spend an entire week at Yale University. I feel extremely lucky to have had family and teachers who have always encouraged me to challenge myself,” said Roni Cody.  Economic issues impact every part of our lives and I can’t wait to explore all of these national and international issues with my peers.”

“Roni is a very ambitious and inquisitive young lady. She is very passionate about politics and works very hard to improve her knowledge in order to improve her community,” said Doug Cattran, US Government and Politics Teacher, Sheridan High School. 

Programs are led by economics professors and leadership instructors selected for their expertise and teaching effectiveness. The goal of EFL is to give promising national and international students the skills to be more effective leaders and to teach them how to employ economic analysis when considering difficult public policy choices. Given the existing challenges confronting our nation and, assuming that problems in years to come will be equally consequential, the job of preparing the next generation of leaders may be one of the most important actions we can take now to ensure our well-being in the future. The Foundation for Teaching Economics is committed to finding and nurturing those budding leaders.

  • Economic Growth and Scarcity
  • Opportunity Cost
  • Open Markets
  • Markets in Action
  • Labor Markets
  • Incentives, Innovation and the Role of Institutions
  • Property Rights
  • Government
  • Money & Inflation
  • International Markets

Morning discussions, activities, and interactive sessions introduce participants to the “economic way of thinking.”  Afternoon sessions build an understanding of leadership and participants practice leadership skills in a fun-filled series of tasks and dilemmas.

In addition to Honor Roll, Principal’s List and Gold Renaissance every semester, Cody is also involved in her school and community including:  Sheridan Varsity Track team (placed 6th at the MVL Championship in shot put); Student Council Historian; National Honor Society, Prom Committee Chair, Homecoming Committee, Quiz Team, Drama Club, Art Club, HOBY Ambassador and Member of the Perry County Democratic Forum.

Cody is the daughter of Cliff Cody and Amy Beck-Cody and the granddaughter of Theresa Beck and the late Ron Beck of New Lexington. 

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