BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Two Idaho students have been chosen to represent the state at this year’s prestigious National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp), held from June 19 – July 12.

This year’s Idaho delegates are Elena Li, a junior at Timberline Higher College in Boise and Maya Mazariegos, a senior at Borah Senior Higher College, also in Boise. They will join students from across the nation and choose nations for the opportunity to interact with increasing and major science, technologies, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) experts at the all-expenditures-paid residential camp in West Virginia.

“Both Maya and Elena exemplify what teachers imply when we say we want students performing science, not just understanding about science,” system coordinator Andrea Baerwald stated. “These two young ladies have taken their passion for science beyond the classroom walls and will be good representatives for Idaho at the National Youth Science Camp.”

Two students from every single state and Washington D.C. are chosen every single year primarily based on their general academic functionality, notable achievements in STEAM system regions and their intention to pursue a larger education and a profession in a STEAM-associated field.

Li is seeking forward to additional exploring a future in STEAM. “I genuinely like science and understanding,” she stated in her application. “By attending the NYSCamp, I will be in a position to discover my passion for science with other students that share my interests.”

Mazariegos is eager to bring what she learns back to her household state. “I appear forward to hearing about the STEAM experiences of other camp participants in their household states and nations and to bringing the point of view and abilities I discover back to Idaho,” she stated in her application.

Hosted in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia considering the fact that 1963, the National Youth Science Camp is a residential STEAM system developed to give STEAM-focused students a opportunity to engage with market experts and participate in a wide variety of immersive, hands-on activities. They will also travel to Washington D.C. to meet with congressional members, tour museums and attend a panel discussion held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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