Hometown: Tonala, Jalisco
High School: Tonala High School
College Plans: Centro Universitario de Ciencias Biologicas y Agronomia
Professional Plans: Veterinarian
Interests: Biking, Hiking, Gardening, Movies, Running, Music, Sports, Reading,
CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Alex Alvarez, a graduate of Tonala High School in Jalisco, Mexico represented her country at the National Youth Science Camp. Alvarez joined 102 other delegates from 48 states and 8 countries in the prestigious annual science program. The National Youth Science Camp, located in the rustic Monongahela National Forest near Charleston West Virginia, integrates science programing with music, art and outdoor activities.
Each year, every state and several countries send up to two delegates, to the National Youth Science Camp. Delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also participate in outdoor activities. Delegates also have the opportunity to participate in directed studies where they gain individual hands on experience in fields they find interesting.
“My favorite part of camp was meeting all of the people and getting to share with them my culture and learning with them at the lectures,” said Alvarez. “Camp allowed you to open you mind, world, and heart because of the people.”
The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. For more information, please visit www.nysf.com. Click the photograph below to download a high resolution version suitable for publication.
Alvarez plans to attend the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Biologicas y Agronomia in the fall, to study veterinary medicine.
John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – email@example.com – 304-205-9724
National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387