MHS student nominated to national science conference

Though this is Gavagan’s first honor from the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, he said it won’t be the first time he’s attended an academic event.

“I went to the Belin-Blank Summer Institute through the University of Iowa,” he said.

With high career targets in mind, Gavagan said he plans on taking classes to prepare him for a successful future in science.

“I’m taking all of the core classes and then I’m taking several of the health classes,” Gavagan said. Next year I’m taking a class that is called ‘Principals of Biomedical Sciences.’”

With the family’s trip to Boston on the horizon, Gavagan’s mother said there are fundraisers planned for the end of April to cover some of the travel expenses.

“We’re going to do a garage sale and a bake sale,” she said. “There are a lot of people donating clothes and toys and workout equipment, everything.”

More details about the fundraiser are to be released soon, she added.

The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders is set for June 29-July 1 in Boston. For more information on the congress, go to