COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 251

December 17, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

National Youth Science Camp

 

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is an intense month-long camp for young scientists conducted during the summer after they graduate from high school. In a rustic setting, students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies. Participants have many opportunities to push themselves physically in an extensive outdoor program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.

 

Two students are chosen to represent Virginia as delegates to the National Youth Science Camp. Eligible applicants should meet the following criteria:

        must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.

 

Information about the National Youth Science Camp and applications may be obtained at the National Youth Science Camp website, http://www.nysc.org/. The applications should be mailed to the following address so they are received no later than February 18, 2005:

Eric Rhoades, Science Specialist

Office of Middle and High School Instruction

Virginia Department of Education, 20th Floor

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218-2120.

 

For further information, please contact Eric M. Rhoades Eric.Rhoades@doe.virginia.gov, science specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2676.

 

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