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For immediate release: May 10, 2007

Plano Student Places Second in Dallas Fed Essay Contest

DALLAS—Morgan Dawer, a senior at Plano West Senior High School, is the second-place winner in the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ 17th Annual Essay Contest.

Dawer was awarded a $500 savings bond.

Dawer’s essay, “A Demonstration of Globalization’s Benefits for the Economies of the World,” was judged by Dallas Fed economists. About 300 students entered this year’s competition.

Participants in the Dallas Fed’s annual essay contest explore timely economic topics. The contest is open to all 11th and 12th grade students in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, composed of Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico.

The theme of this year’s contest was “Globalization: Miracle or Menace?” Students were required to analyze and take a position on the concept of globalization.

For more information on the Dallas Fed’s annual essay contest, visit


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