Kelsyn Lohr, a junior at Shelby High School, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., on June 23-25. A variety of fundraising efforts will be taking place at the Prairie Peddler over the next couple of weekends to assist Lohr with her traveling expenses. Be sure and stop by and help her out!
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 this 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.
Lohr’s nomination letter was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent Montana 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, Founder, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students, like Kelsyn Lohr, are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”