Campbellsville High School freshman Jakyia Mitchell has been chosen to participate in an elusive future medical leaders program in Massachusetts.
Mitchell has been invited to participate in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders program in Lowell, Ma., on June 25-27.
The program is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become doctors or work in medical research fields.
Mitchell wants to study to become a registered nurse.
The purpose of the program is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who want to be doctors or medical scientists, and to provide them a path and resources to make their dreams come to fruition.
Dr. Robert Darling, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, nominated Mitchell for the program.
Mitchell will represent her school – and the Commonwealth of Kentucky – based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination.
During the three-day program, Mitchell will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research. She will receive advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school, learn about cutting-edge advances in the medical field and much more.
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that medical talent must be recognized at an early age, and those students should be given the experience necessary to further themselves in their career.
Mitchell, 15, is the daughter of Jeffery Mitchell.
Campbellsville High School freshman Jakyia Mitchell has been chosen to participate in a future medical leaders program in Massachusetts.