Gwendalin Henry will be attending the Envision National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to Discovery this summer in Raleigh, N.C., to study Medicine: The Incredible Human Body and hopes to one day become a doctor of veterinary Medicine.
She is currently a third-grader at Hopewell Elementary and will transfer to Candies Creek Academy this fall.
Gwendalin is the daughter of Todd and Jennifer Henry and the sister of Cooper Henry, all of Charleston. She is the granddaughter of Gene Henry, Linda Headrick, and Bob and Phyllis Harris, all of Cleveland.
“This is a great opportunity for high-achieving scholars to get outside the classroom and see, through hands-on interactive learning, how to innovate and think creatively, said Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., the dean of academic affairs for NYLF Pathways to Discovery.
“These students, who have already proven themselves academically, are challenged to work on real-world, student-created projects to bring their studies to life.”
Students who attend the program are allowed to choose a specific area of study — engineering, medicine, forensic science or a combination of all three — in a journey that introduces them to potential college and career paths. Simulation and role-playing exercises also introduce them to team-building, problem-solving, presentation skills and goal-setting, all of which are essential for success in the 21st century.
“They will scrub in as doctors, build bridges and investigate classic ‘whodunit’ crimes,” Regan said.
Each experience is designed to tap into a student’s natural curiosity. For many, this is the beginning of a lifelong passion for a special area of interest.”