Organogenesis awards scholarship to CHS gradBy Canton Citizen
Canton-based Organogenesis Inc., a commercial leader in the field of regenerative medicine, is announcing Symone Isaac-Wilkins as the winner of its annual college scholarship. The award honors the achievement of a graduating Canton High School senior interested in pursuing a career in medicine, life sciences research, or biomedical engineering.
Isaac-Wilkins, who graduated among the top in her class with a GPA of 4.57, is attending Harvard University this fall to study neurobiology. An accomplished student, she has been active in many extracurricular activities, including serving as captain of the CHS Mock Trial team, president of the Science Club, and as a Link Crew leader in mentoring freshmen. Isaac-Wilkins was also recognized by the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.
“Organogenesis is proud to support future scientists from Canton, especially driven and talented students like Symone,” said Gary Gillheeney Sr., executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Organogenesis. “We have high hopes that Symone’s achievements will inspire other students considering careers in the life sciences industry.”
The Organogenesis Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and content of an essay, “How do you see yourself contributing to the future of the life sciences?” In her essay, Isaac-Wilkins discussed her interest in the field of brain research. Her career goal is to become a research doctor, where she hopes to contribute to the field by improving teaching methods through stored memory improvements, and ultimately discovering how to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
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