Scott to attend leadership summit

Published 10:42 pm Saturday, February 14, 2015

Paris Scott, a Lakeland High School student, has been selected to participate in a People to People Leadership Summit at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.



Scott, along with fellow students from around the country, will take part in medical research, panel discussions, tours of various prestigious medical facilities, and get a taste of the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas during the 10-day program.

“What I am most excited about the program is having the opportunity to expand my knowledge of the medical world in a realistic perspective at one of the most superlative universities in the nation,” Scott stated in a press release. “The program is a huge advantage for me, because I am striving to become a pediatric nurse practitioner or, if I gain the patience for medical school, to become a pediatrician.”


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Scott will have the opportunity to learn about effective leadership and how to develop her own leadership abilities, as well as how to apply those skills upon returning home. Hands-on activities such as CPR certification, patient examinations, researching and analyzing patient symptoms for diagnoses, relevant professional speakers, small-group workshops and visits to local venues will help her form a new perspective on the importance of good leadership.

The People to People Leadership Summits are held in prestigious venues around the country and provide students a chance to explore the various aspects of leadership in specific contests. Participants also gain insight to guide their educational and professional careers and benefit from a strong focus on college admissions. Students have the opportunity to meet with admissions officers and gain valuable advice for navigating the college application process.