Kavya Indira Anjur
High School: Metea Valley High School
College Plans: Johns Hopkins University
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Professional Plans: Doctor
Interests: Music, Movies, Traveling, Photography, Reading, Running, Painting, Poetry, Singing
Activities: Band, Student Government, Scouts, Orchestra, Mini Medical School, Teacher’s Assistant, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, Captain, Illinois Junior Academy of Science Student Board, Director of External Affairs, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, USA Biology Olympiad, National Society of High School Scholars, Ambassador, French Honor Society, President, Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, Course Leader, Honors Wind Ensemble, Guided Practice Teacher , Marching Band, Section Leader, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Aurora Public Library Teen Advisory Board, Future Medical Professionals, Math Club, Chicago Flute Club, Aikido Self-Defense
Honors: Graduating with honors, AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semifinalist, National Merit Commended Student, Goethe Institute Top 12 National STEM Research Student, Explore Germany Program , Ecybermission National Science Fair, National Finalist, STEM-In-Action Grant Winner, Coca Cola Foundation Scholar, Girl Scout of America, Gold Award & Silver Award , National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Gold Key Award , National Davidson Fellows Scholar, Honorable Mention , National Toshiba Exploravision Science Contest, Honorable Mention , US Achievement Academy National Student Honoree, AP Scholar with Distinction, National French Exam, Bronze Medal, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence Nomination, Presidential Inauguration Youth Leadership Congress Nomination
Anjur Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Kavya Anjur, a graduate of Metea Valley High School represented Illinois at the National Youth Science Camp. Anjur 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.
Anjur shared, “NYSC challenged me to be the best person that I can be; constantly being surrounded by high-achieving students motivated me and encouraged me to reach new levels. I was inspired every day, and I found how to learn new things from those around me rather than be intimidated by them because science is a wonderful thing that brings us all together.”
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.
Anjur plans to attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall, to study Biomedical Engineering.
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