Ellie Renee L’Heureux
High School: Lincoln Lutheran High School
College Plans: University of Nebraska Lincoln
Professional Plans: doctor
Interests: Cards, Movies, Music, Traveling, Sports, Reading, Running, Photography
Honors: National Honor Society, Salutatorian
L’Heureux Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Ellie L’Heureux, a graduate of Lincoln Lutheran High School represented Nebraska at the National Youth Science Camp. L’Heureux 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.
L’Heureux shared, “There’s always something more to learn in STEM areas. No matter how good you are at your area, it becomes more important that you love and have a constant passion for your work.”
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.
L’Heureux plans to attend the University of Nebraska Lincoln in the fall, to study Pre-Medicine and 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