Recently graduated high school seniors from Charleston and Morgantown were invited to attend a monthlong camp presented by the National Youth Science Foundation.
Vijay Sampath, a 2012 graduate of George Washington High School, and Andrew Maloney, a 2012 graduate from Morgantown High School, will attend the National Youth Science Camp that starts July 27 at Monongahela National Forest, according to a news release.
Every year, governors from around the country are asked to send two of their best science students to the camp, said Lynne Schwabe, director of development for the foundation. Always recently graduated seniors, some students have earned the best science grades in the state while others win statewide science competitions, she said.
This year there will be 120 attendees, with students representing every state, Washington, D.C. and nine different countries, Schwabe said. The foundation covers all of the expenses for domestic students, and the U.S. Department of State covers the cost of attendance for international students, she said.
"We don't want anyone to be unable to attend camp due to any financial circumstance he or she might have," Schwabe said.
This is the 49th year for the camp, which provides attendees with experts who lead classroom and outdoor lessons on topics like global warming, radio astronomy and energy sustainability, according to the news release.
The camp lasts from June 27 to July 21.