Kennedy Taylor Lincoln
Hometown: Saratoga Springs
High School: Westlake High School
College Plans: Brigham Young University
Professional Plans: Professor
Interests: Biking, Gardening, Photography, Reading, Hiking, Camping, Cards, Running, Crocheting, Sports, Music, Traveling, Movies, Video games, Painting and art
Activities: Band, Choir, Drama, Church Activities, Swimming, Math club, Marching band, Distinguished young women
Honors: Graduating with honors, National Honor Society, AP Scholar state solo and ensemble, state jazz, State 4A Marching band champion, Superior rating at state concert band, BYU math Distinguished student award, 2nd place at Central Utah Science Fair 2015, Westlake Science sterling scholar and region semi-finalist
Lincoln Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Kennedy Lincoln, a graduate of Westlake High School represented Utah at the National Youth Science Camp. Lincoln 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.
Lincoln shared, “At the NYSC I have been away from family, I’ve been surrounded by people from different cultures, and I’ve been constantly exposed to new ideas. I don’t know what college will really be like or who I will meet, but I do know that diversity has opened my eyes to the world of learning outside my bubble of comfort, and this is good.”
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.
Lincoln plans to attend Brigham Young University of Provo in the fall, to study Physics.
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