Cheziah Phillip

Cheziah Veronica Phillip

Cheziah Phillip

State/Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Hometown: Sangre Grande
High School: Toco Secondary School
College Plans: Undecided
Major: Animal Sciences
Professional Plans: Veterinarian
Interests: Traveling, Running, Reading, Photography, Gardening, Sports
Activities: Track and Field
Honors: Valedictorian



Press Release

Phillip Attends Prestigious United States STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Cheziah Phillip, a graduate of Toco Secondary School represented Trinidad and Tobago at the National Youth Science Camp. Phillip 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.

Phillip shared, “NYSC has changed me for the better because it showed me that you can find friends in the most magical places and that’s awesome. Also coming face-to-face with such amazing people that have done such amazing things is inspiring and gives me hope for the future.”

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

Phillip plans to study Animal Sciences in College.


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