Mandan News

Senger selected as national youth camp representative

Barbara Senger

Barbara Senger

Barbara Senger, of Mandan High School, and Caleb Meyer, of Hope-Page High School, have been selected by the Coalition for Conservation and Environmental Education as two of the state’s most promising young scientific leaders.

Senger, along with Meyer, will represent North Dakota as delegates at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia this summer. Both are National Honor Society students who excel in chemistry, math and science, have won numerous academic awards and are involved in their school and community.

“Barbara and Caleb have both excelled academically and already have an impressive list of achievements to their credit as promising young scientists and future leaders,” Governor Jack Dalrymple said. “This camp will provide them with a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with academic and corporate professionals, while broadening their knowledge and interest in science and the environment. We are proud to have them represent our state at Youth Science Camp this summer.”

At the invitation of West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Senger and Meyer will participate as delegates in the 50th year of the National Youth Science Camp held near the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, West Virginia.

Established in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s centennial celebration, the National Youth Science Camp is an annual summer forum where two delegates representing each state exchange ideas with leading scientists and other professionals from academic and corporate worlds. Lectures and hands-on research projects are presented by scientists from across the United States who work on some of the most notable topics in science today.

Delegates to the camp are challenged to explore new areas in the biological and physical sciences, art and music, and will have an opportunity to present seminars covering their own areas of research and interest.

The National Youth Science Camp’s academic program is complemented by an outdoor recreation program that offers backpacking, caving, rock climbing, mountain biking and kayaking. Senger was selected from several student applicants from across North Dakota.