Daugherty part of national Congress for future leaders in medical field

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By Stephen Thomas

SHEPHERDSVILLE - One of Bullitt County's potential future medical leaders experienced an opportunity to pursue her career path in the nation's capitol.

Morgan Daugherty, a Bullitt Central junior involved in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.

Daugherty said she received an invitation in the mail after someone anonymously recommended her for the event.

The Congress, an honors-only program for high schoolers interested in medical fields, was designed to inspire and motivate students to keep dreaming while helping to provide a path toward success.

Daugherty hopes to earn a psychiatry degree. She currently is enrolled at Jefferson Community and Technical College through BAMS and is searching for the most proper in-state university to further pursue the degree.

The three-day Congress featured nationally-known guest speakers. Daugherty was impressed with Jack Andraka, a 17-year-old recipient of the Gordon E. Moore Award for developing a rapid and inexpensive cancer detection method.

"We saw a live surgery that was really cool," Daugherty said, mentioning an ovary tumor removal procedure.

Daugherty's favorite part of the conference was meeting new friends and keeping in touch with them.

"I met a lot of people that are going to do something great," she said.

Daugherty recommended a BAMS friend for the next Congress event scheduled for November.

As a BAMS student, Daugherty is still eligible to play volleyball for Bullitt Central. She also plays with a club team, the Louisville Starlings.

Daugherty is the daughter of Lee and Connie Daugherty. She has a younger brother, Logan, 12. She attended Cedar Grove Elementary and Bernheim Middle School.

For more information on the Congress of Future Medical Leaders visit www.futuredocs.com or call (202) 599-8442, ext. 701.