Cherokee County School District recently announced scholarship honors for a local student and administrator.
Woodstock High School senior Ahmad Bratton has won a scholarship to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. next month.
The Congress, which will be held on Feb. 14 -16 is an honors-only program for high school students interested in pursuing careers as physicians or in medical research fields.
Ahmad was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, which presents the Congress, to represent Georgia based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
Laura S. Cox, his Anatomy/Physiology teacher at Woodstock High School, said she’s very excited for Ahmad, who also is a student athlete. “He has challenged himself this past year in my Honors Anatomy class,” she said. “This conference will help to serve as further inspiration for him in obtaining his goal of pursuing a medical field.”
During the Congress, Ahmad and other students from across the country will hear speakers including Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research, be advised by Ivy League and top medical school deans on what is to be expected in medical school, and learn about recent advances in medicine and medical technology.
The other scholarship announced was for Etowah High School Principal Keith Ball. He is one of 40 educators and the only one from Georgia to win EF Educational Tours’ Professional Development Scholarship.
The award will fully fund a 10-day trip to Peru this summer during which Mr. Ball will have hands-on, service-learning experiences with other educators from around the country. The trip includes service-learning projects in Lima, Urumba, Aguas Calientes and Cuzco. Mr. Ball will also visit local schools on each stop and have the opportunity to explore Peru’s major cultural and historical sites including Machu Picchu.
Congratulations to these two individuals and the excellence they represent in our Towne Lake area schools.