Mandan News

Senger chosen to attend science camp

Barbara Senger

Barbara Senger

Barbara Senger, senior at Mandan High School, was selected to attend the National Youth Science Camp which is a highly exclusive honor. This camp is a residential science education program for only two North Dakotan student scientists graduating from high school. Students are challenged academically in lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor – adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the outdoors.

Since Senger has attended North Dakota Governor’s school that was held at North Dakota State University and the Carlton Summer Science Institute that was held in Northfield, Minn., and did a science fair project her senior year, where she was chosen as an alternate to go to the International Science Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., her dedication and involvement in science activities during her high school years made her a candidate for the camp.

In the classroom, Senger exemplifies a model student, as she is the valedictorian of the class of 2013 and is involved in many other extracurricular activities such as playing tennis, FCCLA, Spanish and Leos club. She also teaches piano lessons and dedicates time to her church and various other charities to help the poor and youth of the community.

Senger, the daughter of James and Denise Senger, of Mandan, has goals to become a scientist in the field of biochemistry.

The camp is made possible through the planning and fundraising of the National Youth Science Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to honor, sustain and encourage youth interest and excellence in science by conducting comprehensive informal science education programs that provide opportunity for interaction with others and emphasize the social value of thoughtful scientific careers.