Annie Griffith

Annie Katherine Griffith

State/Country:  Kentucky
Hometown:  Lexington
High School:  Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
College Plans:  Davidson College
Major:  Neuroscience and English
Professional Plans:  Undecided
Interests: Cards, Biking, Knitting, Movies, Music, Reading, Traveling, HikingWaltz
Activities:  Church Activities, Student Government, Piano, Waltz, Archery, Tutoring
Honors:  National Honor Society, Beta Club, AP Scholar, Governor’s School, National Merit Finalist, Graduating with honors 3rd Place in Biochemistry at the 2016 Kentucky Regional Science Fair

Press Release

Griffith Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Annie Griffith, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School represented Kentucky at the National Youth Science Camp.  Griffith joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.  The National Youth Science Camp, located in the Monongahela National Forest near Green Bank, West Virginia, integrates engaging and thought provoking STEM presentations and hands-on activities with adventurous outdoor experiences and performing and applied arts.

Each year, graduating high school seniors with high achievements in STEM fields are selected from the 50 states, Washington, D.C. and eight countries, to attend the National Youth Science Camp.  For almost a month, delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also experience the beauty of the West Virginia outdoors through backpacking, caving, mountain biking and rock climbing.

These future STEM leaders are selected on merit, based on their achievements, with the program provided to them at no cost, including travel, removing any financial barriers for attendance. Delegates also have the opportunity to gain individual hands on experience in STEM fields. The impact is profound and lifelong, according to Science Camp alumni, staff and presenters.

Griffith shared, “NYSC has taught me a lot about science, but it has taught me even more about myself. I have learned that I am capable of meeting challenges, whether it be caving, creating meaningful connections with others, or finding the motivation to excel at my future studies. I feel more confident in my ability to handle the next chapter of my life.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Griffith plans to attend Davidson College in the fall, to study Neuroscience and English.


Contact Information:

John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – 304-205-9724 x1

National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387