Holden Joseph DeMartino
High School: Bishop Walsh School
College Plans: Frostburg State University
Major: Health Sciences
Professional Plans: Dentistry
Interests: Movies, Music, Sports, Video games, Traveling, Geography, Health
Activities: Band, Drama, Orchestra, Student Government, Baseball, Four Square Club, E Team, Yearbook
Honors: Graduating with honors, Tri M National Music Society, The National Art Honor Society
DeMartino Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Holden DeMartino, a graduate of Bishop Walsh School represented Maryland at the National Youth Science Camp. DeMartino 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.
DeMartino shared, “This summer I learned the importance of being on my own and how it is important to make strong connections that could lead to strong friendships and career opportunities.”
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.
DeMartino plans to attend Frostburg State University of Maryland in the fall, to study Health Sciences.
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