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Mount de Sales Academy sophomore Dakarai Williams has been selected as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. The three-day Congress will be held June 23-25, 2019, in Boston.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are interested in becoming physicians or going into medical research fields. Dakarai’s nomination letter 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. He was selected to represent Georgia based on his academic achievement, leadership potential, and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

Dakarai will interact with and hear stories and advice from Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners, deans of top medical schools, and patients, while learning about leading medical research, cutting-edge advances, and the future in medicine and medical technology.

Dakarai’s long-term goals are to become a child psychiatrist, songwriter and artist in music and theater. He hopes to use the arts in his medical practice. Dakarai recently collaborated with Vinson Muhammad, his mentor from Otis Redding Music Camp, and music executive Shanti Das to record his first original song, “It’s Okay (Silence the Shame).” It will debut during National Mental Health Awareness Month in May on National Silence the Shame Day, Sunday, May 5.