March 11, 2014 by admin
Martin Kendrick is a junior at Cary Academy and a co-chair of the North Carolina Youth Legislative Assembly. The assembly is a mock legislative session where high school students voice their opinions on issues pertaining to local, state, and federal government. In March, Martin will attend a three-day conference to present his bill, “An Act To Increase The Minimum Drop Out Age of North Carolina Public School Students.”
Martin says that, “My favorite part of YLA is debating the bills. I have to research issues, and debating allows me to think about the pros and cons of the argument, which I may not normally do.”
Martin’s main interest in legislation is due to his passion for medicine and healthcare. Nominated for the National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Martin will have the opportunity to take an interactive role in the study and practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare under the guidance of leading physicians and medical students in the United States.