COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 4
January 5, 2006
Patricia I. Wright
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
National Youth Science Camp (NYSC)
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 must meet the following criteria:
be candidates for high school graduation in the spring of 2006;
be available to participate in the entire NYSC program (June 25 to July 16, 2006);
intend to pursue a profession oriented toward science, mathematics, engineering, or medicine;
demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics and/or the sciences;
demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in both school and community activities;
demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits; and
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 17, 2006:
Eric Rhoades, Science Coordinator
Office of Middle and High School Instruction
Virginia Department of Education
Richmond, VA 23218-2120.
For further information, please contact Eric M. Rhoades (Eric.Rhoades@doe.virginia.gov), at (804) 225-2676.