National Youth Science Camp

Kick-off speaker: STEM “needs to be the sport your child plays”

At the kick-off lecture for National Youth Science Camp Thursday, Tim O’Neal, the new director of West Virginia operations for Dow Chemical, encouraged more than 100 delegates to collaborate on ideas and support one another at camp this year. He also asked parents to support the delegates in their pursuit of careers in science, technology,…

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2018 NYSCamp Delegate Fly In at Yeager Airport

The baggage claim of a tiny airport in Charleston, West Virginia turned into a welcome area for more than 100 young people from every state and around the world on Wednesday. Picture towering stacks of pizza boxes, about 20 greeters dressed to impress, and big signs waiting for them: “Welcome 2018 Delegates National Youth Science Camp.” Recent…

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Media Alert: 55th NYSCamp delegates fly into Yeager

MEDIA ALERT WHO: 107 highly-accomplished recent high school graduates from around the county and other areas of the world, who’ve gone through a highly competitive selection process to participate in this year’s National Youth Science Camp in Pocahontas County. These future STEM leaders are selected on merit, based on their achievements, with the program provided…

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2018 NYSCamp Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture

Each year, the National Youth Science Foundation honors the legacy of WV Senator Martha Gaines Wehrle with the opening lecture of the National Youth Science Camp. WHAT: The Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture, the free kick-off event for National Youth Science Camp WHEN: 12 pm, Thursday, June 28 WHERE: The University of Charleston’s Geary Auditorium in Riggleman Hall…

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David Serate

Congratulations, David Serate!

David William Serate Nevada City:  Reno School:  The Davidson Academy of Nevada College Plans:  Champlain College Major:  Computer Networking and Cybersecurity Professional Plans:  Penetration Tester at Cybersecurity Firm Honors:  AP Scholar, Eagle Scout Activities:  Student Government, Scouts, Kung Fu David also enjoys biking, camping, hiking, playing video games and Whipmaking. He would be willing to teach…

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Marisa Dobbins

Congratulations, Marisa Dobbins!

Marisa Julia Dobbins New Hampshire City:  Henniker School:  John Stark Regional High School College Plans:  Boston University Major:  Health Sciences Professional Plans: Undecided Honors:  Valedictorian, National Honor Society, Graduating with honors, AP Scholar Activities:  Basketball, Field Hockey, Basketball Coach for youth team, Amnesty International, Quiz Bowl, DECA, Photography Club, Spanish Honors Society In addition, Marisa enjoys photography,…

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Anna Sitzman

Congratulations, Anna Kay Sitzman!

Anna Kay (Katherine) Sitzman Nebraska City:  Omaha School:  Omaha North High Magnet School College Plans:  Loyola University Major:  Environmental Studies Professional Plans:  Lobbyist Honors:  Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, Girl’s State Activities:  Band, Swimming, Church Activities Anna Kay also enjoys biking, hiking, watching movies, listening to music, playing all types of sports and traveling. We are…

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Mackenzie Gibbs

Congratulations, Mackenzie Gibbs!

Mackenzie Mae Gibbs Colorado City:  Ouray School:  Ouray Senior High School College Plans:  Rhodes College Major:  Physics Professional Plans:  Undecided Honors:  Salutatorian, Graduating with honors, AP Scholar Activities:  Band, Choir, Drama, Speech and Debate, Student Government, Cross Country, Swimming, Piano Lessons Mackenzie also enjoys biking, traveling, camping, backpacking and hiking. She also likes playing cards, knitting, reading…

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James Higgins

Congratulations, James Higgins!

James “Jamie” Michael Higgins West Virginia City:  Beaver School:  Shady Spring High School College Plans:  West Virginia University Major:  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professional Plans:  Software Engineer Honors:  Valedictorian, AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, Governor’s School Activities: Key Club, Soccer Jamie also enjoys playing all types of sports, video games,…

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Gwendolyn Tsai

Congratulations, Gwendolyn Tsai!

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Louise Tsai District of Columbia City:  Washington School:  Wilson Senior High School College Plans:  Johns Hopkins University Major:  Engineering Professional Plans:  Undecided Honors:  AP Scholar, Graduating with honors, National Honor Society Activities: Swimming Gwen also enjoys biking, hiking, listening to music, all types of sports and traveling. We look forward to meeting you at the…

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