2018 NYSCamp reflects on 4th of July

Independence Day holds different meanings to various people, and delegates had a chance to share their traditions with each other at NYSCamp. The morning started with delegates collecting their state flags and presenting them before the American flag was raised with the playing of the National Anthem. The delegates ended the evening by reflecting on…

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Overnighter 1: Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

The morning started like most others, but delegates were both anxious and excited about the day ahead. The previous night, the delegates chose where to go for their first overnight camping trip, referred to as an overnighter, and received backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, and informational talks about basic skills needed for their trip. Today the…

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2018 Delegate: “This class showed me there are possibilities”

Steve Blasberg used a projector on top of a picnic table. Next to him, musical instruments sat in their cases. Delegates leaned in to listen as Blasberg, a National Youth Science Camp alumnus who has been a math instructor at West Valley College in Saratoga, California since 1975, talked about how to use math to…

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The First Day of NYSCamp: Opening the Minds of 2018 Delegates

The first full day of National Youth Science Camp 2018, and Olivia Gotte is already expanding the way she thinks about her plans.    Gotte, a delegate from Louisiana, enjoyed debate in high school, although she came to Camp Pocahontas with intentions to pursue biology and become a radiologist. “I never thought being able to…

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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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