Mustang senior going to prestigious residential STEM camp
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 18, 2017) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced that Christine Hoang of Mustang High School and Ashleigh Hines of Tishomingo will be Oklahoma delegates to the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia this summer. Both will attend the prestigious residential program for high school seniors on full scholarship. Among the camp’s presenters are scientists from academia, government service and the corporate world.

The camp, which is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation, offers participants more than three weeks of immersive scientific study and research in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. Delegates are selected for achievement in science fields and the potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

“We are thrilled to announce that Ashleigh and Christine have been selected to participate in the National Youth Science Camp,” said Hofmeister. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for high school seniors with the highest aptitude in science, math, engineering and technology. It offers comprehensive learning in STEM fields, which are in high demand in the job market. We are so proud of Ashleigh and Christine and will be cheering them on as they go through this amazing experience that is sure to equip them with valuable knowledge, leadership skills and life-long relationships.”

Hines, a senior at Tishomingo High School, will study pre-med at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, next fall, with a career goal to become a pediatrician. She will graduate in May with 37 credit hours earned as a concurrent student at Murray State College in her hometown.

Hoang, a senior class officer who holds multiple leadership positions at Mustang High School, plans to study biology at the University of Oklahoma in the fall and eventually attend medical school. She, too, will specialize in pediatrics.
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