Freshman Ava Grady-Smith has been named a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, an honors-only program for high school students who intend to pursue careers as physicians or in medical research. Nominated by Dr. Mario Capecchi, 2007 co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Ava was selected to attend a two-day conference at which she will have the opportunity to hear from Nobel Laureates, National Medal of Science winners, and deans from several Ivy League and other top medical schools. With her hard work and focus, Ava exemplifies what it means to Inspire Excellence. Ava also finds time to give back to the community annually collecting toys for Toys for Tots.