James Fox Jr., a senior at Long County High School in Ludowici, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14-16.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high-school students who want to become physicians or go into medical-research fields.
Fox was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent Georgia based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve in the field of medicine.
During the three-day congress, Fox will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical-school deans on what is to expect in medical school; hear from patients who are living medical miracles; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future of medicine and medical technology.
“Focused, bright and determined students like James Fox Jr. are our future, and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him,” National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Executive Director Richard Rossi said.