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For Immediate Release: Jan. 3, 2013
Contact: Mary Stadick Smith - (605) 773-7228

Applications open for National Youth Science Camp

Two South Dakota high school seniors will have an opportunity to travel to West Virginia this summer for the annual National Youth Science Camp, a residential science education program.

Two seniors from each of the 50 states will receive full scholarships to attend the camp sponsored by the National Youth Science Foundation. Recipients will be able to complete hands-on research projects and exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate realms during the nearly month-long experience, from June 26 to July 20.

Applicants must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, particularly in math or science; curiosity and eagerness to explore varied topics; and application of leadership abilities.

Applications are available at and must be submitted to South Dakota’s state selection coordinator, Sam Shaw at the state Department of Education, by Feb. 15 in order to be considered. For more information, contact Shaw at 605-773-5229 or