Zachary Shore, a senior at Knightdale High School, was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. this weekend.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of the event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Zachary was nominated by Connie Mariano, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent North Carolina based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
During the three-day event, Zachary will join students from across the country and hear Nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research.
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The national academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science.