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NEWS RELEASES 2007-08 :: JANUARY 7, 2008

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SOUGHT FOR
NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP® HONORS

High school seniors interested in exchanging ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds may want to consider applying for one of two full scholarships to attend the National Youth Science Camp.

The National Youth Science Camp is an almost month-long experience that exposes students to lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight expeditions into the Monongahela National Forest; and a visit to Washington, DC. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to participants, so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status. This includes educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip airfare on scheduled airlines.

Delegates will arrive in Charleston, W.Va., on Sunday, June 29, and depart on Saturday, July 26. The Science Camp is held at Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, near the Monongahela National Forest.

Application forms, which are available online at www.nysc.org/2008, must be submitted directly to North Carolina's selection coordinator: Mr. Ragan Spain, NYSC Selection Coordinator, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 6352 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-6352. Applications must be received by Monday, Feb. 18.

For more information, please contact Ragan Spain via email at rspain@dpi.state.nc.us.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.