ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : SI-00-066

Date Created : 01/19/2000


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   School Improvement and Professional Development - Ms. Janinne Riggs
National Youth Science Camp Delegate Nomination

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Bill Fulton

Phone Number:


The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is one of the nation's premier incentive programs in secondary science education. Initiated in 1963, the Science Camp has become a unique educational tradition. Held near Bartow, West Virginia--just a few miles from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank--the National Youth Science Camp annually provides 102 student delegates an opportunity to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from academic and corporate worlds. These delegates, two from each state and the District of Columbia, not only demonstrate academic achievement in science but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

Candidates for this program must be eligible for graduation in spring of 2000, available to participate in the entire NYSC Program June 29 to July 24, 2000; intend to pursue a profession oriented toward science, mathematics, engineering, and/or medicine; demonstrate superior academic proficiency (including math and/or science); demonstrate an application of leadership ability and social maturity through involvement in both school and community activities; demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and math and outside the realm of academic pursuits; and demonstrate curiosity and eagerness to explore many and varied topics.

The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status. Through contributions from the State of West Virginia, private foundations, corporations, and individuals, the National Youth Science Foundation is able to offer the Science Camp delegates a "once in a lifetime" experience. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge to the delegates.

Delegates to the 2000 National Youth Science Camp will arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Thursday, June 29, 2000, and will depart on Monday, July 24, 2000. Delegates are required to participate in the Science Camp Program for its entirety, as the fast-paced activities and the remote location often make coming and going difficult.

Should the materials provided not answer all of your questions about selecting delegates for the 2000 National Youth Science Camp, please write or call: The National Youth Science Foundation, P.O. Box 3387, Charleston, WV 25333, 304-342-3326, You may also contact Bill Fulton, Science Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education, at 501-682-4471,


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