Created: January 30, 2021 07:41 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- One high school freshman from John Marshall in Rochester received the honor of a lifetime.
Kenneth Ndumbe is nominated for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. He will be a delegate starting in late March. Ndumbe will join other students from across the country in a retreat about the medical field.The Academy is an honors only program for high school students with at least a 3.5 GPA and want to become physicians or go into medical science. Kenneth says this is a special honor and he wants to give back now more than ever, “It feels really good to be recognized for my academic achievement and all of the work that I put in to get to that place. Especially with the pandemic going on, helping other people struggling, it's important to have more people out there to help because people are looking out for each other right now. It’s something that should be prioritized, so I actually want to aid that help,” Ndumbe said.
Ndumbe's nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, one of the winners of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Congress of Future Medical Leaders is organized by the Bottega University in Boston. The retreats will take place in March, June, and October this year. Because of the pandemic events in the retreat will be held virtually.
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