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Recent high school graduates arrive for National Youth Science Camp

More than 100 recent high school graduates arrived Wednesday as “delegates” at Yeager Airport in Charleston for National Youth Science Camp. (WCHS/WVAH)

More than 100 recent high school graduates arrived Wednesday as “delegates” at Yeager Airport in Charleston.

The graduate are participating in the 55th annual National Youth Science Camp, which makes its return to Camp Pocahontas. The 107 future STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) leaders were selected based upon their merit and achievements.

The camp, located in the Monongahela National Forest near Green Bank provides four weeks of physical and mental challenges to prepare for STEM careers and outdoor adventure.

“These people are going to go on to really cool, successful careers in STEM fields and they’re always going to remember that life-changing experience that they had happened in West Virginia,” said Erin Beck, Public Information Coordinator for National Youth Science Camp.

The National Youth Science Foundation is a nonprofit organization and provides the program at no cost, including travel.

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