Future doctor attends inspiring conference in D.C.

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Fisher's Landing East — A.J. Henderson, a sophomore at the brand-new Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School in Vancouver, spent Valentine's Day weekend learning all about the heart (and lungs and other chest-cavity contents). Henderson, who wants to become a cardiothoracic surgeon, was selected to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. That's an honors-only program aimed at encouraging young students to pursue their medical-career dreams, like becoming doctors or working in medical research. Henderson, who is president of his high school's science club, had the chance to hear Nobel laureates and other leading medical scientists talk about their research, watch surgery live via video link, and rub elbows with his fellow aspiring medical professionals. Visit FutureDocs.com to learn more. A.J. is the son of Larry and Carin Henderson. They live in Fisher's Landing East.