Sabryna Groves

sabryna-grovesState/Country: Michigan
Hometown: Redford
High School: Clarenceville HS
College Plans: Central Michigan University
Major: Neuroscience
Professional Plans: Neurodiagnostician

Press Release
CHARLESTON, WV – July 21, 2012 – Sabryna Groves of Clarenceville HS from Redford, Michigan, represented Michigan as a delegate to the 2012 National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC). Groves joined 119 other top high school graduates representing the United States and eleven other countries at the prestigious four-week program, now in its 49th year. The NYSC, located in the beautiful and rustic setting of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, integrates scientific programming with opportunities for delegates to explore music, art, and the outdoors.

Each year, scientists from various disciplines travel to the camp to present lectures and lead directed studies. This year’s lecture topics included: global warming, genomic medicine, radio astronomy, and energy sustainability. Throughout camp, Directed Studies provided extensive hands-on experiences in specific fields. Delegates had the opportunity to dissect a human hand, discuss bioethics, explore forensic science techniques, and search through the DNA sequence of a genetic disease.

In addition to learning about groundbreaking scientific research, delegates explored their natural surroundings through an extensive outdoor program consisting of hiking, caving, mountain biking, and rock climbing. The delegates chose from seminars ranging from Ultimate Frisbee and swing dancing to discussions of philosophy, travel, religion, and culture.

Groves said, “I’m usually very introverted, so getting used to opening up and talking to people that I did not know was hard at first, but has gotten much easier over time. All it took was courage to open up and find common interests between myself and my peers.”

Groves also included, “I think that the NYSC is a rare and unique opportunity to meet people you otherwise would have never met, prepare for college, and find out more about different cultures, fields of study, etc. that you may encounter later in your career.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. For more information, please visit Click the photograph below to download a high resolution version suitable for publication.


Contact Information
Lynne D. Schwabe, Director of Development, (304) 997-4346

National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387

Sabryna Groves from Michigan looks over quizzically to a Staph* [a traditional spelling, for their infectious enthusiasm] member. Many delegates try climbing or mountain biking for the first time of their lives at NYSC, and although they encounter difficulties along the way, in the end they speak highly of the learning experience and adventure of the activity.