Williston student Summer Bishop, a junior at Champlain Valley Union High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. in November.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The event is intended to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists.
Dr. Connie Mariano, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, nominated Bishop to represent Vermont based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
“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 Summer Bishop are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”