TRINITY, TEXAS – Trinity High School Junior Reagan King is no stranger to winning academic honors. She is currently ranked first in her class of 76 students with a 5.0 grade-point average.
Reagan is a member of the National Beta Club, Vice-President of Student Council at T.H.S.; Vice-President of the local chapter of Health Occupations Students of America and President of Trinity Area 4-H. Reagan is actively involved in multiple UIL events and has gone to regional UIL the past 2 years. She is a member of FFA, Choir and founder of the Media Club at Trinity H.S. Reagan is a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She was a student leader for the Trinity ISD Summer Book Club and she has volunteered over 50 hours at the public library. Reagan has also volunteered countless hours as a tutor at her school and in her community. She was a member of the Huntsville Youth Orchestra as a violinist and she is an avid pianist. Reagan enjoys writing short stories and poetry and hopes to one day publish a book.
Most recently, Reagan was nominated by Misty Coleman, LVN and chosen by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. in November. Reagan was chosen to represent Trinity High School based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
Reagan "believes that the path to success can be found by broadening one's horizons and constantly looking for new experiences".
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream. By attending the event, they will have access to more resources that will help them reach their goals.
After graduation, Reagan plans to pursue a degree in Biochemistry. She is also interested in the Forensic Science field.
During the three-day Congress, Reagan will join students from across the country to listen to Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research. Ivy League and top medical school deans will give the students advice about what to expect in medical school. The event will also feature testimonies of patients who are living medical miracles. Students will be able to learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.
"This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially," said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. "Focused, bright and determined students like Reagan are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her."