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Farthing Chosen as National Youth Science Camp Delegate

posted Apr 19, 2013, 6:44 AM by website team

          Tyler Farthing has been selected to participate in the National Youth Science Foundation sponsored National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia, this summer. Tyler was one of two students selected from Kansas and will join her peers from across the United States and internationally to take part in all that this camp has to offer. Participants are chosen based on their academic performance in all areas, especially math and science courses. They are also chosen because of their demonstration of leadership through school and community events. Tyler exemplifies all of these requirements through her achievements both in the classroom and on the court. Tyler has been chosen as Outstanding Student of the Year in many of her classes and has received many post-season awards through her participation in volleyball, basketball, track, and cheerleading. It is no surprise that she was chosen for such an honor and award.

 “I applied for this camp because I enjoy learning about various math and science based concepts, and this camp will offer several activities and opportunities for me to pursue my interest. Another reason I wanted to attend this camp is because there will be delegates from every state and South America allowing for a great opportunity to learn in collaboration with a diverse range of students.”

During the four week camp, Tyler will hear lectures from prestigious scientists around the world, experience outdoor adventures (including opportunities to go kayaking, hiking, cave exploring, and science field experiences), have discussions and work in small groups with top scientists from around the world, and participate in a three day field trip to Washington, D.C. to experience the cultural and educational opportunities in our nation’s capital. “I'm really excited to meet the different delegates from across the country and South America. I think it's pretty neat that there's going to be people there from everywhere, and it'll be fun getting to know and build relationships with them over the duration of the camp. I'm also pretty excited for the outdoor excursions they have planned for us like kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking. I like being outdoors and trying new things so I'm really looking forward to going kayaking and rock climbing.”

 Congratulations and good luck, Tyler!