Student with wild interest gets lesson in striving for success

It’s a jungle out there, but one animal-interested student, Hicksville’s Dana Metz, got a crash course in how to survive and excel in the midst of wild times this summer at a national leadership conference, The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.

There, at The University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners encouraged thousands of high school attendees from across the country to go after their dreams, be confident and unafraid of repeated failures in that pursuit this summer.