Isabel Mirfakhraie

Isabel Holly Mirfakhraie

State/Country:  West Virginia
Hometown:  Morgantown
High School:  Morgantown High School
College Plans:  Brown University
Major:  Chemistry or Biochemistry
Professional Plans:  Pharmacist or Teacher
Interests:  Traveling, Movies, Reading, Hiking, Music, Sports, Running, Cooking
Activities:  Swimming, Student Government, WVU Medicine Junior Volunteer, Morgantown High School Ski Club, Morgantown Hi-Y, Club India
Honors:  Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Girl’s State, Governor’s School, National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semifinalist 2017 US Senate Youth Program Semifinalist, 2016 National Spanish Exam- 3rd place in West Virginia, 2016-2017 Morgantown High School Swim Team Captain, 2016 Morgantown High School Homecoming Queen, National Spanish Honor Society

Press Release

Mirfakhraie Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Isabel Mirfakhraie, a graduate of Morgantown High School represented West Virginia at the National Youth Science Camp.  Mirfakhraie 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.

Mirfakhraie shared, “NYSC has opened my eyes to the endless possibilities a STEM education will provide me, and it has made me realize that it is completely normal and acceptable for my future career to change and change often.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Mirfakhraie plans to attend Brown University in the fall, to study Chemistry or Biochemistry.


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