The National Youth Science Foundation is pleased to announce selection of delegates representing Argentina, Arizona and Bolivia to the 2012 National Youth Science Camp. Two delegates are selected from each state for outstanding performance in STEM fields, and will be traveling to Camp Pocahontas, West Virginia to represent their states. They join delegates from select international partner nations for four weeks residence at Camp Pocahontas. Delegates will be arriving to Yeager Airport on June 27th, 2012. To learn more about the National Youth Science Camp program, click here. To learn more about the 2012 National Youth Science Camp, please visit the program page. To see all the delegates selected for the 2012 National Youth Science Camp, visit the yearbook.

1 mestres_nicoNicolas Javier Mestres
State/Country: Argentina
Hometown: Alem-Misiones
High School: Normal Superior Nº 1 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
College Plans: Universidad Nacional de Misiones (UNAM)
Major: I want to be a qualified professional
Professional Plans: Genetic Engineer
Interests: Biking, Camping, Cards, Movies, Music, Photography, Running, Sports, Video
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Belen Matorras Bratsche
State/Country: Argentina
Hometown: Lincoln, Buenos Aires
High School: Escuela Del Alba
College Plans: UNCU
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Professional Plans: Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on solar
Interests: Cards, Chess, Music, Photography, Reading, Sports
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1 burgess_ellieEleanor Burgess
State/Country: Arizona
Hometown: Tucson
High School: Catalina Foothills High School
College Plans: Northwestern University
Major: Cognitive Science
Professional Plans: I am interested in the broad areas of Business, Medicine, and Natural History, and for now I’m still considering what I would like to do in the future.
Interests: Biking, Camping, Hiking, Movies, Music, Reading, Running, Sports, Traveling, Video , Studying Japanese, singing, playing oboe and piccolo, making short films
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Ben Mertens
State/Country: Arizona
Hometown: Phoenix
High School: Arizona School for the Arts
College Plans: Georgia Tech
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Professional Plans: veterinarian or engineer
Interests: Movies, Music, Reading, Running, Sports, Traveling, Videohaving fun
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1 torrez_maryMarisol Torrez
State/Country: Bolivia
Hometown: Sucre
High School: Sagrado Corazón
College Plans: Arizona State University or University of California (UCLA)
Major: Environmental engineer
Professional Plans: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Interests: Camping, Gardening, Music, Photography, Reading, Sports, Traveling, Handicraft, pottery, painting, architectural models.
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1 sanz_valezitaValeria Sanz
State/Country: Bolivia
Hometown: La Paz
High School: San Ignacio HS
College Plans:
Professional Plans:
Interests: Camping, Gardening, Movies, Music, Sports, Traveling, Video
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