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BI senior selected for 2020-21 Congress of future medical leaders

(Hinesville, GA)   The Liberty County School System is pleased to announce that Andrés Robles Sotomayor, a senior at Bradwell Institute, has been selected as the State of Georgia delegate for the 2020-2021 Congress of Future Medical Leaders.  The Congress is normally held at University of Massachusetts at Lowell, but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year it will be held virtually. 

The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is a highly selective program honoring academically superior high school students dedicated to the service of humanity through medicine.  All students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to attend.  To receive this honor, Andrés was nominated by Dr. Mario Capecchi, Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and Biology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  Dr. Capecchi is the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering a method to create mice in which a specific gene is turned off, known as “knockout mice.” 

The theme of the Congress is “Greatness Awaits,” and delegates are mentored by some of the luminaries of the medical field as well as leaders of the government and the public sector.  Speakers will include Nobel Prize Laureates, top medical school deans, leaders in medical research and cutting-edge technology, and leaders from private industry.  At the close of the Congress, Delegates participate in a closing ceremony where they are awarded the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence. 

Andrés plans to attend Georgia Tech University upon graduation from Bradwell in May 2021.    According to Tori Lewis, BI Honors & AP Biology Teacher and Beta Club Advisor, Andrés is a thoughtful, driven-thinker, and peer-leader.  Since I’ve known him, he has always shown a keen interest in science and engineering, frequently engaging in his own research and brining new ideas to his peers.” 

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