Southeast Raleigh High School senior Kayla Chavis was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.
Kayla was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent the state based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the three-day Congress, Kayla will join students from across the country and hear Nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research.
She will also be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school.