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Photo submitted to Times Observer To celebrate Girl Scout Week (March 8 to 14), Girl Scouts across all of Warren County collected baby items for 20 gift bags to be donated to baby girls born at Warren General Hospital. Pictured are Girl Scouts Ellie Straight, Joanna Bennett, and Maggie Bennett with baby girl Kabrynn Adele.

‘Medical Leaders’

Wren Hebner, a ninth-grade honor student at Eisenhower High School, is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., taking place June 24 to 26.

Hebner’s nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

The Congress is an honors-only program dedicated to high school student seeking to become physicians or going into medical research fields. The purpose is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who are interested in these careers. The Congress seeks to provide a path, plan and resources following the event to help these students reach their goals.

During the three-day Congress, Hebner will join students from across the country. These students will hear from Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners about medical research. They will be given advice from Ive League and top medical miracles. They will be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies and learn about cutting-edge advancements and the future in medicine and medical technology.

Wren Hebner

The Academy offers free services and programs to students wishing to become physicians or go into medical science. Some services and programs offered are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientiests can communicate.

The Academy was founded on the belief that prospective medical talent must be identified at the earliest possible age and to help those students acquire the necessary experience and skills for a medical career.

They also offer opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students as well as communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

The Academy is based in Washington DC and has offices in Boston, Mass. It was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address a “medical crisis” by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians and medical scientists.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

Photo submitted to Times Observer Calling All Sleuths! The drama students of Warren County Christian School (Rt. 6 in Youngsville) will present an interactive mystery theatre, “Death Plays a Role,” on Saturday, March 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost of $15/person or $25/couple includes a dessert bar and snacks. Tickets may be purchased by calling the school at (814) 563-4457 or at the door. Students preparing for their roles are, from left, Chari Gouak, Michael Gouak, Samantha Hoover, Ethan Hoover, Sara Gouak, and Chiara Hoover. Absent from the photo is cast member Devon Smith.

The March meeting of the Caregivers’ Support Group will be held at noon on Monday, March 16, at the Grace United Methodist Church, Wesley Parlor, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren.

These meetings are open to the public for anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimers’ and other dementias in general. Time will be allotted for questions, concerns, and perusing resources that are available. Those attending are asked to enter the building via the elevator entrance from the parking lot. Attendees may bring bag lunches and/or beverages, if desired. For more information about the March meeting, call Linda at 726-1199.

Bald Eagle Tour

There are still openings for the April 11 guided tour of Chapman and surrounding area to see eagles, eagles’ nests, and many other birds, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning at the Environmental Learning Center, Chapman State Park, 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon. The cost is $10 per person. This program will feature a driving tour of public lands within Warren County to view America’s national symbol, among various other birds and their nests. Binoculars and spotting scopes will be available to use at each stop. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Registration is required by Friday, March 27. Call the park office at (814) 723-0250 to register.

Tours are limited to 10. For more information, contact Jen Moore at (814) 723-0259, jennmoore@pa.gov, or www.facebook.com/ChapmanStatePark.

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