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Cherryville student aspires to become a doctor

Cherryivlle High Juliana Vollmer

Cherryville High School student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Cherryville High School student Juliana Vollmer has always dreamed of being a doctor.  Now, the junior is one step closer to her dream after attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders this summer in Boston.

To be chosen for the program, applicants must “aspire to become physicians” and hold at least a 3.5 grade point average.  Vollmer met both of these requirements and was able to view live surgeries and ask questions of high-ranking individuals from Harvard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).  She joined students from across the nation in meeting Nobel Prize winners, top medical school deans, Ivy League academic leaders, experts of medicine, and award-winning young inventors and scientists.

Recently receiving an Award of Excellence that recognizes her completion of the program, Vollmer was presented the award by Cherryville High School principal Kevin Doran, who nominated her for the program.

“I am proud that Juliana took advantage of this wonderful opportunity and is pursuing her dream of working in the medical profession,” said Doran. “She is a very impressive student, and being a part of this program gave her a meaningful and potentially life-changing experience.”

Vollmer has her sights set on attending Princeton after her senior year at Cherryville.