Kevin Orlando Turcios
State/Country: District of Columbia
High School: Capital City PCS
College Plans: University of The District of Columbia
Professional Plans: Mathematician or Mechanical Engineer
Interests: Hiking, Movies, Reading, Video games, Traveling, Birding
Activities: Speech and Debate, Band, School Garden Market
Honors: First Place- Winner National History Day Competition, Thrid Place- Aspen Challenge Team Winners, Semi-Finalist- American University William H. Kramer High School Moot Court Competition
Turcios Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Kevin Turcios, a graduate of Capital City PCS represented the District of Columbia at the National Youth Science Camp. Turcios 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.
Turcios shared, “NYSC has taught me to continue being curious about the world and to not let setbacks stop me from anything. Most of all, it has taught me to enjoy the life I have and to help others along the way.”
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.
Turcios plans to attend the University of the District of Columbia in the fall, to study Mathematics or Mechanical 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