Henry Zhang

Henry Enli Zhang

State/Country:  Idaho
Hometown:  Boise
High School:  Capital High School
College Plans:  University of Pennsylvania
Major:  Computer Science and Engineering
Professional Plans:  Undecided
Interests:  Music, Reading, Traveling, Video games, Movies
Activities:  Key Club, Orchestra, Swimming, Tennis, Science Olympiad, Mock Trial
Honors:  Valedictorian, Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, US Presidential Scholar National Merit Scholar, Science Olympiad State Champion,

Press Release

Zhang Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Henry Zhang, a graduate of Capital High School represented Idaho at the National Youth Science Camp.  Zhang 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.

Zhang shared, “Before NYSC, I was much more introverted. However, after meeting so many people from all over the United States and all of these international countries, it has truly broadened my horizons and expanded my ambitions.”

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.

Zhang plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall, to study Computer Science and Engineering.


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