Merrimack High senior chosen for medical leaders congress

Noah Beygelman, a senior at Merrimack High School, was chosen to be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., from June 25-27.

The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose 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 and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Beygelman was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent New Hampshire based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

Beygelman hopes to attend Yale University in 2016 to study neuroscience. He plays soccer and basketball at Merrimack High, and also is a member of the Science Olympiad team. His sub-team won the state championship in 2015 and represented New Hampshire in the national competition in Lincoln, Neb.

Beygelman has been a member of the Student Council for all four years, and served as student body president his sophomore year. He works part-time teaching youth soccer at the New Hampshire Sportsplex in Bedford, and tutors kids in taking the SAT and ACT tests.

In eighth grade, he was a finalist in the state spelling bee.

During the congress, Beygelman will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; hear stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and 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 of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

"Focused, bright and determined students like Noah Beygelman are our future, and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him."

The academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and more.

About Noah:

I am currently a senior at Merrimack High School, with a weighted GPA of 4.72.

I hope to attend Yale University in 2016 to study Neuroscience.

I play two varsity sports – soccer and basketball.

I am a member of the Science Olympiad team at Merrimack High School, and my sub-team won the NH State Championship this past academic year (2015); we represented N.H. in the National Competition in Lincoln, Neb.

I have been a member of the Merrimack High School Student Council for all four years, and served as student body president my sophomore year.

I work part-time teaching youth soccer at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford, and tutor kids in taking the SAT and ACT tests.

In eighth grade I was a finalist in the New Hampshire state spelling bee. (www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/952588-196/official-list-of-state-spelling-bee-winners.html)