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The End of WVYSC

Today delegates packed up and moved out of the bunkhouse.  After a fun 11 days everyone said their goodbye’s and gathered for the last time to hear departing speeches from some staph and watch a picture slideshow.  All of the … Continue reading

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The Last Night: Talent Show & Campfire

Sadly today is the last fully day of the WVYSC.  For the first half of the day delegates carried on as they normally do, starting with a lecture on West Virginia Wetlands by Sarah Deacon.  This was followed by the final … Continue reading

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The WVYSC Olympics

The day began as normal with a lecture from Dr. Rebecca Falin on the science of taste.  This was a very interactive lecture since it involved delegates finding out if they were a supertaster.  Dr. Falin brought in test strips … Continue reading

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The Great Boat Race

The day began with lottery for the final directed study block and a lecture from Danny Welsch, who talked about his journey through college and the projects he worked on after receiving a bachelors degree in Environmental Analysis and Planning.  Delegates … Continue reading

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Hiking, Biking, and Opera Houses

July 15th was a very special day for the delegates.  They were able to sleep in and when they woke up rather than having lectures and directed studies, they met with trip leaders and headed out on hiking and biking … Continue reading

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The Snake Invasion of July 14th

Today delegates had a very interactive lecture.  Roy Moose taught delegates about snakes of West Virginia and even brought a few in which he carried around, allowing delegates to have a chance to hold/pet a variety of snakes. Afterwards delegates … Continue reading

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Movies Under the Moon

Delegates began their morning with a lecture on the nature of science by Dr. Paul Miller.  Dr. Miller talked about how much the current world depends on science, but when teaching science a poor job is done in conveying how … Continue reading

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Finding the WVYSC Quiz Bowl Champions

Since yesterday wrapped up the first block of directed studies, today after breakfast delegates had a lottery to pick their next block.  Directed study choices include: what’s inside electronics, intro to Arduino, medieval warfare, intro to space, force floats, and needlepoint/sewing. … Continue reading

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The 1st Mystery Event

July 11th stared out like every other day at camp.  There was a lecture in the morning about Nanotechnology by Dr. Nathan Cady, the last meeting of current directed studies, and seminars – which ranged from the physics of Angry … Continue reading

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The Morning the GBT Was Missing

Today when the delegates woke up, one of the first things noticed was that the GBT wasn’t visible due to heavy fog.  So as the morning progressed and the fog lifted everyone was paying special attention to the telescope – … Continue reading

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