Two Dade Christian students attend National Youth Leadership Forum

Education By The Miami Laker staff Friday, July 19, 2013

Dade Christian School upcoming seniors Chloe Sierra and Amanda Socarras have attended the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) for medicine after having been nominated by their teachers. 

The NYLF is designed to allow high school students an opportunity to explore the world of medicine by having them be able to shadow physicians, along with other medical professionals. Furthermore, NYLF allows scholars to have hands-on experiences such as learning how to take vital signs of a patient and witnessing a live surgery. This program is held in numerous locations across the country and both Sierra and Socarras attended the forum held in Ft. Lauderdale.

Sierra is an honor roll student and has been awarded MVP on Dade Christian's varsity volleyball team. Her career aspirations include attending medical school and becoming a neurologist. After attending the forum Sierra said "The National Youth Leadership Forum will greatly impact my future as an aspiring doctor. It opened my eyes to the many fields of medicine, strengthening my desire to become a doctor and to help others. The forum encouraged me by reminding me that hard work pays off in the end and that having the ability to change the lives of many people will be the greatest reward."

Socarras is involved in many extra-curricular activities at Dade Christian. She is on the varsity volleyball and varsity soccer team, and FBLA and National Honor Society member and is on the president's honor roll. She aspires to become a doctor and making a difference in the medical field. 

"NYLF has given me the insight on the realities of becoming a doctor. Attending this forum has not only provided me with an advantageous opportunity towards my future, but it has allowed me to be sure of the fact that I want to go into the medical field," said Socarras.

Attending the forum also provides an opportunity for scholars to network with various physicians, nurses, medical school students, residents and other aspiring students.