Mary Lynn Heffington of Redfield recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine at Babson University in Boston, Mass.

Mary Lynn Heffington of Redfield recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine at Babson University in Boston, Mass.

A rising senior at White Hall High School, Heffington was nominated based on her interest in medicine, her 4.23 grade point average and her test scores.

She plans to become a doctor, specializing in the field of neonatal medicine. Upon graduation from high school, she plans to attend Tulane University.

Heffington is also an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

She is the daughter of Ron and Patti Heffington and Holly and Eugene Wylie, and the granddaughter of Charlie Schmieder and the late Bebe Schmieder.