Wild and Wonderful: 2019 NYSCamp Overnighter

The 2019 NYSCamp delegation recently returned from their first overnighter in the Monongahela National Forest. Delegates had the option to either fossil hunting with Ryan Haupt or backpacking, climbing, caving, and mountain biking with Staph*. Collin Preston, a Kentucky delegate, was excited that he had the opportunity to swim on the Seneca Creek trial, a hike in the…

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2019 NYSCamp: Directed Studies, Block 1

The hustle of fly-in calmed down and delegates begin to settle into their spaces at NYSCamp. The first full three days of NYSCamp were filled with the first block of directed studies, they included: Mathematics of Games with Dr. Tom Fleming There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea with Dr. Katie Inderbitzen Mini…

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2019 NYSCamp Martha Wehrle Opening Lecture

The 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) delegates will spend four weeks learning from accomplished STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals.  Meanwhile, they develop an appreciation of West Virginia, build interpersonal skills, and step outside of their comfort zones, by participating in outdoor activities like backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, and caving. Each year, the…

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2019 NYSCamp Delegates’ Fly in at Dulles International Airport

27 June 2019 In the busy arrivals terminal of Dulles International (IAD), the 111 delegates found their way to the start of the 56th annual National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). The National Youth Science Camp was founded in 1963 as part of the Centennial Celebration of West Virginia to bring together two students from each…

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Congratulations Seth Williams!

Seth WilliamsKansas City:  LawrenceSchool:  Lawrence Free State High SchoolCollege Plans:  University of WyomingMajor:  Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and ManagementProfessional Plans:  Wildlife Biologist Honors:  National Honor Society, Boy’s State Student Body President, Eagle Scout Activities:  Band, choir, drama, Scouts, Speech and Debate, Student Government, swimming, Environmental Club (President), Four Square Club, Cycling Club We are looking forward to meeting you…

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Congratulations Emanoely Loeblein de Sousa!

Emanoely Loeblein de SousaBrazil City:  Jardim Port AlegreSchool:  UnspecifiedCollege Plans:  UnspecifiedMajor:  UnspecifiedProfessional Plans:  Microbiologist Honors:  National Honor Society, National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semifinalist Activities:  Volleyball, basketball, soccer In addition, Emanoely enjoys camping, cards, gardening, video games, reading, music, traveling, biking, hiking, movies. We are looking forward to meeting you at the 2019 National Youth Science Camp, Emanoely!

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Tahía Arruez Rodriguez - Chile

Congratulations Tahía Arruez Rodriguez

Tahía Arruez RodriguezChile City:  La Florida, SantiagoSchool:  Colegio San Juan de las CondesCollege Plans:  UndecidedMajor:  PhysicsProfessional Plans: Astrophysicist Honors:  Bayer Kimlu 2019 (Chilean Science Camp), medallist at several diving competitions at National and International level, National Astronomy Olympics 2018 Activities:  Student Government, aerial acrobatics, aerial hoop, hand to hand, dance, contortion In addition, Tahía enjoys camping, traveling, reading, gardening, baking,…

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Natasha Peterson - Montana

Congratulations Natasha “Tasha” Peterson!

Natasha “Tasha” PetersonMontana City:  HelenaSchool:  Capital High SchoolCollege Plans:  Montana State UniversityMajor:  BiologyProfessional Plans: Undecided Honors:  Valedictorian, National Honor Society, AP Scholar Activities:  Key Club, soccer, Helena Education Foundation, Helena Youth Against Gun Violence In addition, Tasha enjoys strategy, camping, gardening, hiking, reading, traveling and sports. We are looking forward to meeting you at the 2019 National Youth Science Camp,…

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Alexander Gwizdala - Maryland

Congratulations Alexander “Alex” Gwizdala!

Alexander “Alex” GwizdalaMaryland City:  WilliamsportSchool:  Washington County Technical High SchoolCollege Plans:  University of Maryland Baltimore CountyMajor:  Biochemistry / Molecular BiologyProfessional Plans: Genetics Research Honors:  Salutatorian, Graduating with Honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, National Merit Commended Student, Spanish Honor Society Activities:  Choir, swimming, It’s Academic / Quiz Bowl, Editor for school magazine, light / sound crew for drama In addition,…

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Ellie Boryer - Oregon

Congratulations Ellie Boryer!

Ellie BoryerOregon City:  PortlandSchool:  Madison High SchoolCollege Plans:  Oregon State University, CorvallisMajor:  MicrobiologyProfessional Plans: Astrobiologist Honors:  AP Scholar, Graduating with Honors, Oregon Scholar-Athlete Activities:  Tennis, Ski team, Eco Club, Garden Club, FFA, 4-H In addition, Ellie enjoys camping, movies, reading, sports, traveling, knitting, hiking, gardening, cards, biking, digital design, sewing, astronomy and mushroom hunting. We are looking forward to meeting…

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