Surprising no one who knew him, Richard Ebright graduated from Harvard with highest honours, second in his class of 1,510. Ebright went on to become a graduate student researcher at Harvard Medical School. There he began doing experiments to test his theory.
 
     If the theory proves correct, it will be a big step towards understanding the processes of life. It might also lead to new ideas for preventing some types of cancer and other diseases. All of this is possible because of Ebright’s scientific curiosity. His high school research into the purpose of the spots on a monarch pupa eventually led him to his theory about cell life.
 
     Richard Ebright has been interested in science since he first began collecting butterflies — but not so only because of deeply that he hasn’t time for other interests. Ebright also became a champion debater and public speaker and a good canoeist and all-around outdoors-person. He is also an expert photographer, particularly of nature and scientific exhibits.
Explanation:
 
The people who knew Ebright were not surprised that he graduated from Harvard with the highest honours and was ranked second in his class of \(1510\) pupils. Ebright moved on to Harvard Medical School as a graduate student researcher. He then began conducting experiments to test the theory there.

Furthermore, it was expected that if the hypothesis was proven to be right, it would be a significant step toward understanding the complicated system of life and would lead to new ideas for avoiding cancer and other disorders. Everything became possible only because of Ebright's curiosity about science and experiments.
 
Ebright's high school research on knowing about the monarch's spots had led him to his theory of cell life. It shows how he had grown into a great researcher and scientist from a little boy.

Ebright had been interested in science since he first began collecting butterflies. In addition to that, he didn't stop him from pursuing his other passions. He was a great public speaker, a champion debater, and a strong boat racer (canoeist). He was also an accomplished photographer and an all-around outdoor sportsman. He was a talented photographer who excelled in capturing natural and scientific themes.
 
From the above paragraphs, one can understand that Ebright was good at studies, but he also had multiple talents in him.
 
Meanings of the difficult words:
 
S.No
Words
Meanings
1
Cancer A serious disease that is caused when cells in the body grow in a way that is uncontrolled and not normal, killing normal cells and often causing death
2
Debater A person who takes part in a serious discussion of a subject with many other people
3
PhotographerA person who takes photographs, either as a job or hobby
Reference:
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). The Making of a Scientist- Robert W. Peterson(pp. 32-38). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.