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Kathryn Forsyth, Director

For Release: January 14, 2005

DOE Seeks National Youth Science Camp Applicants

The DOE announced this week that applications for the National Youth Science Camp are now available. Two graduating high school seniors will be selected for the camp, which takes place between June 30 and July 25 in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.

Applications have been sent to science supervisors in districts statewide and are available through the DOE Chief of Staff's office. They are due to the Department of Education on Monday, March 7. Questions about the application process can be directed to the program office at (609) 777-0800.

The National Youth Science Camp allows students to match wits with leading scientists and professionals from both the academic and corporate worlds. Students will participate in various activities, including: scientific presentations, hands-on labs, and outdoor challenges.

Students selected for the annual program are outstanding leaders who demonstrate superior academic skills in science and mathematics. They also show solid social skills and are involved in a wide range of school and community activities.

The DOE has participated in the program since its inception in 1963. Historically, districts were asked to choose one student for consideration. Now, interested students are encouraged to contact their science supervisors for an application. The DOE is asking districts to nominate as many qualified students as they see fit.

For more information about the camp, please visit its Web site: Media questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at (609) 292-1126.