Dec. 19, 2013 06:00

Lafayette Christian Academy student nominated for medical Congress

Lafayette Christian Academy's Kierany Shelvin has been nominated to represent the state at the 2014 Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.

Shelvin is a senior and daughter of Anastasia Senegal-Dervis and Brandon Shelvin, and stepdaughter of Lewis Dervis III. The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists gather the country's finest high school students who aspire to pursue careers in medicine. Students who attend the Congress meet Noble Prize winners, award-winning young inventors and scientists, top medical school deans and Ivy League academic leaders.

Students have the opportunity to view surgery in an operating room and ask questions to surgeons and learn about cutting-edge diagnostic medical tools and research. There will also be a chance to earn higher education scholarships.

The Congress is an academic honors program, and all attendees are selected based on proven academic excellence and a demonstrated desire to enter the medical  profession. All students must meet a minimum 3.5 GPA (or equivalent) to be nominated.

Shelvin has a 4.0 and is the president of BETA Club at LCA. She is a spiritual student who tutors others at her home.

Shelvin plans to earn an undergraduate degree in chemistry/astronomy and become a neurosurgeon. She also has an interest in pursuing singing/songwriting while attending College.

Donations are being accepted to help Shelvin cover the cost of attending the Congress in February. A fundraiser website has been set up at https://fundrazr/campaigns/2dafc or at Chase Bank under the account title  "Kierany Shelvin" or mail to:

P.O. Box   61471
Lafayette, La 70596

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