Ashleigh Hines

Ashleigh Madison Hines

State/Country:  Oklahoma
Hometown:  Tishomingo
High School:  Tishomingo High School
College Plans:  Baylor University
Major:  Health Science Studies
Professional Plans:  Doctor
Interests: Knitting, Movies, Music, Traveling, Reading, Photography, Biking, Gardening, HikingPolitics
Activities:  Church Activities, Student Government, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Robotics, Speedfest, Academic Team , Yearbook
Honors:  Salutatorian, Graduating with honors, National Honor Society Lions Club Student of the Month

Press Release

Hines Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Ashleigh Hines, a graduate of Tishomingo High School represented Oklahoma at the National Youth Science Camp. Hines 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.

Hines shared, “The NYSC is an amazing place where thoughts and ideas can thrive and flourish. Not only are we challenged mentally, but also physically. I have been pushed outside of my comfort zone, and I think that is so important. I have been a part of so many unique experiences that I couldn’t ever have had without this camp.”

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

Hines plans to attend Baylor University in the fall, to study Health Sciences.


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