The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence presents Kylea Michael, Sophomore at Huntland High, with an award of excellence for her outstanding academic performance,leadership, and dedication to humanity through the profession of medicine during her studies in Boston, Massachusetts this summer. Presenting her award is Principal Bishop.
DEER PARK-NORTH BABYLON, NY – From the Deer Park School District: Deer Park High School senior James Raymond and junior Domenico Recine were recently presented with awards of excellence for their outstanding participation in science conferences held this summer in Boston. Raymond attended the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, while Recine attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.
Admission to these honors-only academy programs was based on the students’ high grade point averages, demonstrated leadership potential and their declared aspirations to pursue careers as physicians, scientists or technologists.
“It was a great opportunity,” said Raymond. “I learned a lot.”
“I’m really happy I went to the event and hope it helps me in the future to become a doctor,” said Recine.
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Madison Winter is a senior standout at Belgrade High School. She is active in cheerleading, Honor Society, HOSA. Recently attended the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists in Boston. Madison holds a 3.8 GPA and would like to study psychology at MSU. She is the daughter of Darcy and Scott Winter.
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Faith Smith got an insider’s look at the medical profession this summer.
The Westside High School senior, who hopes to be a brain or heart surgeon one day, was one of hundreds of students nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in June.
Smith and the other delegates heard doctors and Nobel Peace Prize winners speak, attended lecture-based sessions, participated in activities and exercises, and watched a live-stream of a real surgery, Smith said. They got a taste of the college experience by staying in college dorms.
“I always wanted to observe it more,” Smith said. “(The conference) helps me understand more about the medical field and how difficult it is to be in and the hard work.”
Smith hopes to get her undergraduate and medical degree from Emory University.
After more than 40 years in Horry County classrooms, Ruthie Warren has developed an eye for talent.
So the Carolina Forest High School teacher wasn’t surprised when Jade Gambill was chosen to participate in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, a summer program of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.
Held in Boston, the annual conference of top high school students allows those aspiring young leaders to meet Nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners. Gambill was the lone Horry County Schools student selected for the program.
“It is so unique to have a student, in AP literature, that is one of my best students in the class, that has such a passion for a STEM, a science program,” Warren said. “Jade can go from talking about the evolution of brain cells to existentialism in a heartbeat. She always pays attention in class and she always is ready not only with an answer, but with a well thought out opinion. To say she is well rounded is an understatement.”
Gambill said the trip allowed her to explore many interests in a short time.
“The conference lasted one weekend and it could’ve lasted a year,” she said. “It really inspired me to see that there is so much out there to learn and so many people that want to support kids like me.”
After graduation, Gambill wants to attend Duke University. Her ultimate goal is to become a neuroscientist and work in Alzheimer’s research.
“It is such a dreadful disease,” she said. “As someone who finds so much pleasure in reading and writing, I understand how horrible it would be to not only lose control of yourself, but of your memories. I hope someone is able to find the cure soon, but if not I hope that I’ll be able to do something.”
For Gambill, the conference provided many highlights.
“There are just too many to name,” she said. “Meeting scientists from all over, explaining their processes and how they were able to create or discover life-altering things for people around the world was just amazing. It was very inspiring to see so many fellow high school students there as well. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one that wants to go into this type of field, but finding other students, my age want to do the same thing was really cool.”
Magnolia High School would like to recognize Kinley Deming for receiving The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence. In June, Kinley represented MHS and the State of Texas at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts. She is receiving this award for her leadership ability, high academic achievement, and dedication to serving humanity through the profession of medicine. We are very proud of her accomplishments and hard work she is putting in to learn & immerse herself in this field of study!
Stephenville High School senior, Calvin Jones, has been chosen as the 2017 Homecoming King.
Calvin is a part of NHS, UIL math and the Yellow Jacket Band and Jazz Band. His greatest achievements are making the area Jazz Band bass trombone spot, making a 1 at state with his trombone trio and being a drum major of the Yellow Jacket Band. Calvin hope to go to UNT and be a music major with the hopes of performing music or making music for video games. Calvin is the son of Jeremy and Ginger Jones.
The other Homecoming King nominees were Blake Aragon, Cole Pettit, Aaron Stufflebean and Cristobal Tinajero.
Blake Aragon is a member of the varsity football, basketball and track teams. As a captain of the football team, he participates in reading hour at the local elementary school. Blake is also a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ. Blake was the 2017 gold medalist in the 4A state high-jump and field MVP. Blake plans to attend college and play football while pursuing a degree in business. He is the son of Anthony and Maggie Hill.
Cole Pettit is actively involved in many sports including football, basketball, baseball and track. He is also a member of NHS, Spanish Honor Society and Student Council. Cole has been named to the second team all-district in basketball, was the 2017 Yellow Jacket defensive player of the year in basketball and has received Academic All-District in all sports. Cole plans to attend Texas A&M University. He is the son of Cliff and Vickie Pettit.
Aaron Stufflebean has been heavily involved in multiple things. His junior year he was the vice president of HOSA and is now the Science Club Treasurer. In 2016, he became an official Leadership Ambassador, and received the Award of Excellence from The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists in Boston, Massachusetts. Aaron has taken home two first place medals in Tennis with his partner Lucy Tackett. Aaron’s future plans are to attend Texas Christian University and study pre-med in hopes of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is the son of Doug and Lisa Stufflebean.
Kelsey Haley, a student at Drury High School, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell from June 25 to 27 following her sophomore year.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. All attending students must have a 3.5 grade point average or better to attend.
Haley was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.
Delegates hear from Nobel laureates and top medical school deans, learn about cutting edge advances in medicine, and witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles.
Following the close of the Congress, participants remain members of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, where they will continue to be mentored and assisted in achieving their dreams.
For more information, visit www.FutureDocs.com or call 617-307-7425.
Harrisonville High School senior Cailli Salmen received an Award of Excellence, certifying her completion of the National Academy of Future Physicians & Medical Scientists.
She attended the academy this summer in Massachusetts, where she learned from Nobel Prize winners, professors and ground-breaking physicians.
Throughout Aaron Stufflebean’s time at Stephenville High School, he has been heavily involved in multiple things. His junior year he was the Vice President of HOSA, and his this year is the Science Club Treasurer. In 2016, he became an official Leadership Ambassador and received the Award of Excellence from The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists in Boston, Massachusetts. Aaron has taken home two first place medals in Tennis with his partner Lucy Tackett. Aaron’s future plans are to attend Texas Christian University and study pre-med in hopes of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon.