Sara Hartke

DSC_7899State/Country: Alaska
Hometown: Chugiak
High School: Chugiak High School
College Plans: University of Texas at Dallas
Major: Undecided
Interests: Hiking, Biking, Camping, Camping, Traveling, Music, Movies, Running, Running, Sports, Sports, Reading, Chess, Cards, Gardening

Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV – July 14th 2016 – Sara Hartke, a graduate of Chugiak High School in Chugiak, Alaska represented her state at the National Youth Science Camp.  Hartke 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 all of the presenters willing to answer any questions, even those outside of their field,” said Hartke.  “Science camp has given me a better idea of which careers interest me and how to get there..”

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.

Hartke plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas 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