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Student to attend medical career conference
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Molly Zechman - photo by Photo provided.
This June, Molly Zechman will be one of 400 students selected nationwide to go to Washington, D.C., to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. Students are selected on their academic achievements and leadership skills.
Zechman is a sophomore at Pinewood Christian Academy in Bellville. She said she’s excited about traveling to the nation’s capital to take a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become a medical professional. The curriculum for the forum on medicine complements the students’ classroom experiences and helps participants understand how to proceed with their medical careers.
Zechman has two years of high school left, but she’s already making plans for college and beyond. She thinks her summer internship will be a great planning tool.
“I am not sure what I would like to do in the medical world, but by attending this forum, it will help me make those decisions,” Zechman said.
The student’s desire to get good grades keeps her motivated. She said she knows academic excellence is necessary to get into a good school. Zechman has a 3.7 grade point average and is active in cheerleading, drama team and Girls Raised in the Spirit (GRITS). She also serves as class president.
Zechman also will travel with a mission team to Mexico this summer. “I would never be happy sitting behind a desk,” she said. “I am a people person and I would rather be out and about.”
Molly lives with her parents, Paul and Marleen Zechman, and her sister Leslie on Colonel’s Island.
In the past, National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine participants visited Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and several embassies.

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