Hailey Marie Axemaker
State/Country: South Dakota
High School: Mitchell High School
College Plans: South Dakota State University
Major: Biotechnology and Spanish
Professional Plans: Pathologist
Interests: Movies, Photography, Music, Reading, Running, Sports, Traveling, Biking, Hiking, Knitting
Activities: Soccer, Basketball, FFA, HOSA, International Club
Honors: Graduating with honors, National Honor Society Exchange Club Scholar of the Month, Rotary Scholar
Axemaker Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Hailey Axemaker, a graduate of Mitchell High School represented South Dakota at the National Youth Science Camp. Axemaker joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual STEM 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.
Axemaker shared, “I learned many valuable things while at NYSC, and some things that will stick with me are the life lessons and the desire to be a better person in both small and large scales 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 www.apply.nysc.org. To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit www.nysf.com.
Axemaker plans to attend South Dakota University in the fall, to study Biotechnology and Spanish.
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