Stephanie Alvarado, sophomore at LaBelle High School, will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Massachusetts, this June. This is an honors-only program for high school students who are interested in a career in medicine. The goal of the event is to provide motivation and direction to these students, the top in the country, who dream of working as doctors, surgeons, medical scientists, etc.
When asked to tell us a little about herself, Stephanie says, “I’m a sophomore at LaBelle High School and I’m a part of National Honor Society and the LaBelle High School Drumline. When I have free time, I enjoy reading, and playing Frisbee with both of my siblings at home.”
According to the press release provided to the Caloosa Belle by Stephanie ‘s parents, her nomination letter was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent LaBelle High School 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, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Stephanie Alvarado are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”
During the three-day Congress, in Lowell, MA on June 23-25, 2019, Stephanie Alvarado will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
In regard to how she feels about the nomination, Stephanie responds, “I’m really excited to go to the Congress, although I am nervous. Especially because I’ll be traveling from LaBelle to a very busy town, I’ve never set foot in. I know it’ll be a great experience and I am unbelievably grateful for my friends and family that encouraged me to push myself further and eventually led me to have this amazing opportunity. I am certain this opportunity will help me achieve my goal of working as a pediatrician here in Florida.”
Way to go, Stephanie! LaBelle is so proud of you!