Gregory Leonard Jr., son of Karen and Gregory Leonard Sr., Hazle Township, has been accepted to the 2013 National Young Scholars Program. Leonard was nominated by his teacher, Nancy Dettore, based on his scholastic merit and leadership potential. He will join other young scholars from around the nation for a week in July at Villanova University, Philadelphia, to explore crime scene investigation, engineering of a toy vehicle and examination of the digestive system and patient diagnosis. Leonard is a fourth-grade student at Holy Family Academy, Hazleton, and a Weblo Scout of the Conyngham Scout Pack 207. He hopes to gain insight into a future career as a scientist or doctor by participating in the program. Leonard has a sister, Kayla.