Jack Ritter Arens
High School: Ainsworth High School
College Plans: University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Major: Computer Engineering, Business
Professional Plans: Computer Engineer
Interests: Biking, Sports, Running, Reading, Video games, Movies, Cards, Camping, Hiking Computer/Electronics, Astronomy
Activities: Church Activities, Student Government, Speech and Debate, Cross Country, Track and Field, Quizbowl, FFA, FBLA
Honors: Valedictorian, Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, Boy’s State, National Merit Semifinalist, National Merit Finalist, US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist, Presidential Academic Fitness Award Community Youth Volunteer of the Year
Arens Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Jack Arens, a graduate of Ainsworth High School represented Nebraska at the National Youth Science Camp. Arens 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.
Arens shared, “NYSC has broadened my horizons and exposed me to cultures and lifestyles that I haven’t seen before. It has also been interesting living without high levels of connectivity. Technology has always been an important part of my life, but I’ve seen it isn’t necessary to daily 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.
Arens plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in the fall, to study Computer Engineering and Business.
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