Krystal Harrigill, an 11th-grade honor student at Slaughter Charter School, was a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders June 25-27 in Lowell, Massachusetts.
The Congress is a program for high school students planning to become physicians or go into medical research fields. According to a news release, the program’s purpose is to honor, inspire, motive and direct the students in their aspirations.
Harrigill, a resident of Jackson and daughter of Angie Sullivan and Jeremiah “Jeremy” Harrigill, was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent Louisiana based on her achievements.
“This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, executive director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Krystal Harrigill are our future, and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”