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Olivia Lopez, a Bishop Miege freshman, will be a delegate from the state of Kansas in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, an academic honor society for students interested in pursuing medical careers. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

Shawnee teen Olivia Lopez has been named a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. Her role in the high school honors program puts her in positions to develop skills for a possible career in medicine someday.

Beginning in March, Lopez, a freshman at Bishop Miege who attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Shawnee, will meet with students across the country and hear from professional scientists, including Nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners, about leading medical research.