Sherando student attends leadership forum

Nicole PIerce

Nicole Pierce, a rising senior at Sherando High School, recently completed a nine-day National Youth Leadership Forum in medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Nominated by her AP chemistry teacher, Dr. Susan Saylor, the program taught basic skills such as suturing, intubation and taking blood pressure readings. Nicole was also able to witness a total knee replacement surgery and learn what to do in real life emergency situations and a triage simulation.

She is the daughter of Michael and Stefanie Hess, of Stephens City.