Reana Elder

DSC_7934State/Country: Missouri
Hometown: Saint Louis
High School: Saint Joeseph’s Academy
College Plans: Washington University in St. Louis
Major: Undecided
Professional Plans: Medicine
Interests: Hiking, Music, Photography, Traveling, Biking

Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Reana Elder, a graduate of Saint Joseph’s Academy in Saint Louis, Missouri represented her state at the National Youth Science Camp.  Elder joined 104 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 out-door activities.  Delegates also have the opportunity to participate in directed studies where they gain individual hands on experience in fields they find interesting.

“Camp allowed me to be more appreciative of what I have, think from a different perspective, and challenged me to expand my horizons” said Elder.

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.

Elder plans to attend the Washington University in St. Louis in the fall.

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