Gov. Lynch Announces New Hampshire ' s 2006 National Youth Science Camp Delegates

From the Office of Governor John Lynch

CONCORD - Gov. John Lynch today announced New Hampshire ' s delegates to the 2006 National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia.

Gov. Lynch named Krystal Earle of Winnacunnet High School in Hampton and Jack Bouchard of Alvirne High School in Hudson to represent New Hampshire at this year ' s camp. Selected as alternates were Rachel Gallagher of Salem High School in Salem, Christopher Englert of Lin-Wood High School in Lincoln, and Bridget McLaughlin of Pinkerton Academy in Derry.

" Encouraging more students to pursue careers in math and science is critical to our state ' s future economy. The National Youth Science Camp offers our students a tremendous opportunity to explore potential careers and to foster their interest in the sciences, " Gov. Lynch said. " I want to congratulate this year ' s delegates and alternates for all their hard work and for earning this special distinction. "

The National Youth Science Camp is a three-week summer program that honors excellence in science and promotes scientific leadership through lectures, hands-on research opportunities and an outdoor recreation program. The delegates were chosen through a competitive statewide nomination process.

The camp is sponsored by the National Youth Science Foundation through support from the State of West Virginia, foundations, individuals, and corporations who cover the cost of all expenses relating to the students ' participation.