Student honored by future scientist academy


East Rockaway High School senior Mikayla Cirillo was awarded the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

The award is in recognition of Cirillo’s successful completion and outstanding performance as a delegate in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. This is an honors-only program with a strict academic requirement designed to motivate and direct top students who aspire to be physicians and medical scientists. Cirillo was inspired to apply for this prestigious program by her school counselor, Ms. Mantle.

As a delegate at the Congress, Cirillo interacted with luminaries of a wide variety of medical and scientific fields, including Nobel Laureates and pioneers in research and cutting-edge technology. She also completed a 22-hour lecture and visited a medical center to witness a live surgery.