Honey Herman, a rising 11th-grader at Lassiter High School in East Cobb, has been selected to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston from June 28 to 30.

The honors-only program is for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The purpose of the congress is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the nation’s top aspiring scientists and technologists to stay true to their dreams and to

Honey Herman

Honey Herman

provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goals.

Honey was nominated by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the science director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, to represent Lassiter based on her academic achievement, leadership potential, and passion for science and technology.

During the three-day congress, Honey and other students from across the country will hear Nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading scientific research, receive advice from deans of the world’s top tech universities, be inspired by fellow science prodigies, and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future of science and technology.

“This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, the executive director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Honey Herman are our future, and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.