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Congratulations Audrey Cheng!

Audrey Caroline Cheng of Palo Alto will also be representing California at this summer’s National Youth Science Camp. Audrey is a current student at Henry M. Gunn High School with plans to study Chemistry at Princeton University in the fall. An AP Scholar and National Merit Finalist, Audrey enjoys music, watching movies and reading in her spare time.

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2016 National Youth Science Camp, Audrey Cheng!

Congratulations Grace Bower!

Grace Cabot Bower will represent the state of California this summer, coming to us from San Mateo. Grace currently attends Hillsdale High School and plans to pursue a career in Public Health after attending the University of California, Los Angeles. Grace is active in her school Cross Country, Track and Field, Mock Trial, Quiz Kids and Science Bowl. Grace is an AP Scholar, California Scholarship Federation member and recipient of the scholar – athlete award. While she hopes to learn origami or juggling this summer, she is willing to share her skills in obscure card games like Wizard!

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2016 National Youth Science Camp, Grace Bower!

Congratulations Rhet Hailey!

Rhet Osborne Hailey will be representing Mississippi at the National Youth Science Camp this summer. Joining us from Meridian where he is a student of The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Rhet plans to study Biomedical Engineering with premed concentration at Mississippi University. Rhet is a member of Boys’ State and a Mu Alpha Theta while active in swimming with his school. Rhet enjoys singing baritone in his church choir and playing piano and guitar.

Congratulations and Welcome to the National Youth Science Camp, Rhet Hailey!

Congratulations Sophie Boardman!

Sophie Jean Boardman has been chosen to represent the state of Maine this summer. Residing in Oakland where she attends Waterville Senior High School, Sophie plans to study Chemistry (with a consideration in Environmentalism) at Dalhousie University to pursue a career as an Environmental Chemist. Sophie graduates with honors while active in Band, Track and Field, Cross Country, and more! Sophie is also a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the National Honor Society. Sophie is a talented musician, trained in both the piano and alto saxaphone and will hopefully share some of that this summer!

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2016 National Youth Science Camp!

Congratulations Kristel Nivela Dueñas!

Kristel Etefania Nivela Dueñas will be joining us this summer from Guayoquil, representing Ecuador! A student of the Jefferson Bilingual Educational Unit, Kristel will be attending Nottingham Trent International College to study Media and Communications. Kristel holds many honors including being a member of the XIX Ecuadorian Expedition to Antartica. Kristel is active in her church and choir, student government, cheerleading and fencing. Kristel enjoys singing, photography, pilates and hopes to learn yoga this summer!

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2016 National Youth Science Camp, Kristel Nivela Dueñas!

Congratulations Tony Liu!

Tony Liu of Colleyville has been chosen to represent the state of Texas this summer. Tony currently attends the Texas Academy of Math and Science with plans to study Physics at the M&T Program at the University of Pennsylvania or at Yale. Tony is a Mu Alpha Theta and a semifinalist in both the Intel Science Talent Search and the USA Biology Olympiad. Tony is active in his community and in school such as soccer and student government and also FIRST Robotics. Tony plays the piano and hopes that someone might help him learn break dancing, guitar, singing and DJing this summer!

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2016 National Youth Science Camp, Tony Liu!

Congratulations Chris Botello!

Christopher “Chris” Botello will be representing Texas this summer. Residing in San Antonio, Chris attends the John Jay Science and Engineering Academy with plans to study Chemical Engineering at Rice University in the fall. Among his long list of honors, Chris holds a gold and silver medal with the ISWEEP and is a three year alumni of Intel ISEF. Chris is involved in his church, student government and school sports including Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee. A few of Chris’s interests include, fishing, camping and photography. Chris is hoping to have the opportunity to learn Origami and dance this summer.

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2016 National Youth Science Camp, Cris Botello!

Congratulations John Watters!

John Wilson Watters  will be representing North Carolina at this year’s National Youth Science Camp. Traveling from Raleigh where he is a current student of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, John plans to study Chemistry or Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John is an Eagle Scout, a Pete Conrad Scholar and Intel Semifinalist (to name a few awards). While active in band, baseball and as a Resident Life Assistant, John also enjoys music, reading and traveling.

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2016 National Youth Science Camp, John Watters!

Congratulations Jennifer Rojas Casco!

Jennifer María Rojas Casco joins us from Costa Rica this summer! Currently a student of Colegio Cientifico de Alajuela, HS, Jennifer will attend the University of Costa Rica in the fall to study Microbiology and Neurology. Jennifer holds a gold medal in the Costa Rican Biology Olympiad among many other awards.  In addition to being active in her school drama, choir and dance group, Jennifer also enjoys taking part in athletics. Jennifer sings mezzo soprano and would love to teach dancing to anyone willing to learn this summer while she hopes to learn yoga and origami for herself.

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2016 National Youth Science Camp, Jennifer Rojas Casco!

Congratulations Lenin Silva Gutiérrez!

Lenin Silva Gutiérrez has been chosen to represent Mexico at this summer’s NYSC! Lenin is currently a student of Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Estado de Mexico with plans to study Digital Systems and Robotics in the future. Lenin holds several esteemed awards including the Bronze Medal in the National Physics Olympiad of 2015. Active in speech and debate, FIRST Robotics, Martial Arts, Lenin is also Ambasssador of his school. Lenin also enjoys working on entrepreneurial projects, exercising, photography and playing the harmonica. Lenin would be willing to teach self-defense this summer to anyone interested.

Congratulations and Welcome to the National Youth Science Camp, Lenin Silva Gutiérrez!