Joseph Barrett Vresilovic
High School: Taylor Allderdice High School
College Plans: Undecided (TBD)
Major: TBD–possibly physics, math, or linguistics
Professional Plans: TBD
Interests: Movies, Music, Reading, Running, Sports, Traveling, Biking, Hiking, Camping, Gardening, Photography, Hiking, D&D, Foreign languages, History
Activities: Crew (rowing); won silver medal at Midwest Rowing Championship, high school’s Feminist Student Union and French Club, Earlier in high school: volunteered to help teach adaptive rowing, member of public library’s teen-advisory council, member of swim team, member of math league
Honors: Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar, National Merit Commended Student 2nd place on national French competition sponsored by Society of French Academic Palms, 2016, PA Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Performance on SAT, 1st place award (one of many given) at PA Junior Academy of Science competition, 2014, TA-ed for French, 2017
Vresilovic Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Joseph “Joe” Vresilovic, a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School represented Pennsylvania at the National Youth Science Camp. Vresilovic 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.
Vresilovic shared, “NYSC has made me more accepting of uncertainty, especially in social situations. It’s also helped me become more open minded and extroverted, and more willing to live in the moment.”
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.
Vresilovic plans to study Physics, Math or Linguistics in college.
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