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2010 National Youth Science Camp®
Delegate Press Release 2010

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Annah Frisch

Annah Frisch



High School:
Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School

College Plans: University of Utah Honors College
Major: Biology and Minor in Anthropology
Professional Plans: E.R. Doctor
Interests: Biking, Cards, Chess, Crocheting, Hiking, Photography, Sports, Traveling,

Annah Frisch, a 2010 graduate of Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School from Boise, Idaho, was selected to represent Idaho at the National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC) this summer from June 29 to July 23. Frisch joined 109 other top high school graduates representing the United States as well as students from nine other countries at the prestigious four-week program, now in its 46th year. The camp, located in the beautiful and rustic setting of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, integrates scientific programming with opportunities for delegates to explore music, art, and the outdoors.

Each year, eminent scientists from various disciplines travel to the camp to present lectures and directed studies. This year’s lecture topics included: Global Warming, Genomic Medicine, Radio Astronomy, and Energy Sustainability. Throughout camp, a Directed Study series provided extensive “hands-on” experiences in specific fields. According to Frisch, “On outdoor trips, the ability to just sit in nature, to not let the deadlines and stress wander into my mind, is the best experience. Just sitting by a waterfall and enjoying the great outdoors is a fantastic moment.”  Delegates had the opportunity to dissect a human hand, discuss bioethics, explore forensic science techniques, and search through the DNA sequence of a genetic disease.

In addition to learning about groundbreaking scientific research, delegates also explored their natural surroundings through an extensive outdoor program consisting of hiking, caving, mountain biking, and rock climbing. The delegates may choose from an array of afternoon seminars ranging from Ultimate Frisbee and swing dancing to discussions of philosophy, travel, religion and culture. Regarding these experiences, Frisch said, “My camp experience has reinforced my love for medicine and biological sciences. Camp has given me insights into what activities college offers and how to take those oppertunities.” Annah Frisch is planning to study Biology and Minor in Anthropology at University of Utah Honors College this fall.

Contributions to the National Youth Science Foundation make it possible for all delegates to attend NYSC free of charge, including round-trip transportation.

For more information, please contact:
Andrew N. Blackwood, Ed.D.
Executive Director

National Youth Science Foundation
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387
(304) 342-3326 voice
(866) 833-0875 fax

Annah Frisch

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