Exhibitor/Participant Scholarship

“Medicine is the perfect blend of science and compassion. Doctors have two hearts: one for themselves and one for their patients. As a future doctor, I embrace this concept.”

Poetry, art, photography and delectable edibles yielded many tastes of winning at the Fair for Madison Carmichael of Poway, who is headed to UCSD to study Microbiology and Music supported by a $5,000 Don Diego Exhibitor/Participant scholarship. Rancho Bernardo High School AP Chemistry teacher Dawn Gamerale calls Madison “a true Renaissance Woman.” Other instructors laud her for her AP work in rigorous courses and highly competitive Science Olympiad. Madison is emblematic of the 21st-century educational focus not just on STEM, but STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Excelling in so many fields will make Madison’s ultimate career choice something for her to ponder, but whether she becomes an MD or Maestro of a world-class orchestra, she will make the world a better place.