Mira Bella May
State/Country: North Dakota
High School: Fargo North High School
College Plans: Pomona College or Duke University
Major: Molecular Biology
Professional Plans: Scientific Researcher
Interests: Biking, Camping, Hiking, Movies, Music, Reading, Running, Traveling, Photography, drawing and painting
Activities: Key Club, Student Government, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Tennis, Relay for Life Event Leadership, Philanthropy and Youth
Honors: National Honor Society, Governor’s School, AP Scholar ND Academic All-State Honorable Mention, Class Valedictorian
May Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp
CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Mira May, a graduate of Fargo North High School represented North Dakota at the National Youth Science Camp. Last Name 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.
May shared, “I have started to understand that, although it is important to have a concrete goal and a plan to get there, it is just as important to be flexible and keep your options open. It’s important to apply to many different programs and internships and try things that may be new and challenging for me.”
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.
May plans to attend either Pomona College in California or Duke University in the fall, to study Molecular Biology.
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