Madeline Mertz

DSC_7889State/Country: Utah
Hometown: St. George
High School: Desert Hills High School
College Plans: Louisiana State University
Major: Biochemistry
Professional Plans: Geneticist
Interests: Reading, Traveling, Traveling, Photography, Music, Baking

Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Madeline Mertz, a graduate of Desert Hills High School in St. George, Utah represented her state at the National Youth Science Camp.  Mertz joined 102 other delegates from 48 states and 8 countries in the prestigious annual science program.  The National Youth Science Camp, located in the 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.

“I loved all the opportunities to try something new or learn a new hobby,” said Mertz.  “My experience has taught me that there isn’t one path to success and that I can study many things and that I am not limit to just one course of study.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. For more information, please visit Click the photograph below to download a high resolution version suitable for publication.

Mertz plans to attend Louisiana State University in the fall, to study biochemistry.

Contact Information
John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – – 304-205-9724

National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387