Christine Kim Hoang
High School: Mustang High School
College Plans: University of Oklahoma
Professional Plans: Pediatrician
Interests: Biking, Camping, Hiking, Movies, Sports, Traveling, Music, Cards, Photography, Baking/Cooking, Calligraphy, Board games
Activities: Church Activities, Student Government, Key Club, Tennis, Secretary of Key Club, Team Captain for Relay For Life, Traditional Lion Dancing, Piano
Honors: Valedictorian, National Honor Society, Graduating with honors, Parliamentarian of National Honor Society, Treasurer of Spanish Honor Society, 2nd Place in Women’s Division of the Masonic Senior Essay Contest, Academic Achievement Award Scholar, Dewey Buck/Cecil Wolf Scholar, William & Ann Gay Bishop Scholar
Hoang Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Christine Hoang, a graduate of Mustang High School represented Oklahoma at the National Youth Science Camp. Hoang 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.
Hoang shared, “One of the biggest challenges that I’ve had to overcome throughout this camp has most definitely been to just live in the moment. Not knowing what each day would be like for three and a half weeks straight was as difficult as predicting Oklahoma’s weather, but as I began to feel more comfortable with my surroundings and the people around me, I was able to look forward to every day’s surprise with excitement instead of anxiety, comfort instead of distrust.”
The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to www.apply.nysc.org. To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit www.nysf.com.
Hoang plans to attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall, to study Biology.
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