3 super kids saving the world for future generations

One young man is easing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Around 16-years-old Kenneth started developing technologies to help the elderly. By the age of 15 he had become an entrepreneur and a CEO. His grandfather had Alzheimer’s for over 12 years and toward the end of his life he started wandering a lot out of his bed. This caused many sleepless nights for his family and life-threatening accidents so Kenneth created the Safe Wander button sensor. It works by detecting a change in the body position when your loved one rises from bed and sends an alert to your mobile device before his or her feet land on the floor. The gadget has detected 100 percent of his grandfather’s wanderings and has benefited caregivers around the world.

Skyview senior selected for medical congress

Congratulations are due to Gabriel Iordanescu, a senior at Skyview High School who has been nominated to represent Idaho as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Massachusetts in June!

Gabriel was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. According to a press release we received, the nomination was based on Gabriel’s “academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.”

KFS announces valedictorian

Delaney Christine Francis Basso was named historian. “She is the daughter of Keith and Sharon Basso, of Blackstone. Delaney joined KFS in the third grade. She is a member of KFS’ chapter of the National Honor Society. Delaney has participated in the Association of Virginia Academies (AVA) Forensics, Scholastic Bowl and Varsity Creative Writing competitions. She was nominated for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence from Harvard Square, Massachusetts. Delaney currently serves as secretary of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. While Delaney remains undecided in her desired field of study, she has been accepted to Liberty University and the honors programs at both Lynchburg College and Longwood University. She is awaiting decisions from the University of Richmond, the College of William and Mary, Rollins College and Stetson University. Delaney will receive an associate of arts and science degree in May from Southside Virginia Community College where she holds membership in the Alpha Theta Chi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.”

Harness chosen to attend future medical leaders conference

Jamie Harness, a student at North Murray High School, has been selected to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders event June 26-27 in Boston as a delegate.

The Congress is a program for high school students who are interested in becoming physicians or going into medical research fields.

The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists says the purpose of the event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Tunstall student headed to national conference

A Tunstall High School freshman will spend part of his summer vacation meeting Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science winners and learning about the medical field at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders conference in June.

Tunstall student Nathan Henley was nominated for the conference as a Danville delegate by Dr. Robert Darling, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. The conference is an honors-only program for high school students interested in the medical profession as a future career.

Ever since watching medical dramas on television as a child, Henley said he has been interested in the career field.

Ultimate Med Internship 2017 Now Accepting Applications from Future Doctors

Applications are now being accepted for the Ultimate Med Internship 2017 in India, hosted by the National Leadership Academies, which made this announcement today.

The Ultimate Med Internship 2017 accepts high school students who are passionate about medicine and are considering a future as a physician. The internship program takes students to countries such as India and the Philippines to give them a truly hands-on experience participating in initiatives designed to help them understand what it truly means to be a doctor.

Two sessions of the 17-day Ultimate Med Internship will be held June 8-June 25 and June 29-July 16 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Students have the opportunity to spend time in the gross anatomy lab working on full human cadavers; be in the operating room or on the observation deck viewing surgeries and talking to physicians; and shadow physicians who are treating patients in emergency rooms, clinics and their medical offices. Students can even spend time in the morgue with pathologists and doctors who are performing autopsies.

Burkburnett students selected for Optimist Club honor

The Sunrise Optimist Club has selected Tim Keeton, son of Lori and Gregory Keeton, and Camryn Hiday, daughter of Shawna and Tim Hiday, as its Young Texan, Tex-Anne nominees for February. Both are juniors at Burkburnett High School.

Keeton is an Advanced Placement student who is also enrolled in Junior ROTC. He is a cadet officer and cadet inspector general for Burkburnett JROTC and has completed the Cadet Staff Leadership Course. He has been inducted into the National Honor Society and was nominated as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. He is a member of the football pep squad, competes for his school in UIL science and debate competition, and runs track. He volunteers weekly at the Sheppard Air Force Base Thrift Shop and also offers time at community events.


In a new video series Ivy League students talk straight with America’s best and brightest high school students to give them a realistic idea of what lies ahead.

The interview can be found on the National Leadership Academies YouTube channel.

Princeton students and award-winning aspiring medical scientist, Janelle Tam has teamed up with the National Leadership Academies to provide current high school students an exclusive insight at how Ivy-League university students have accomplished their goals to date and what students can do to achieve and reach their ambitions.