Noah Beltran, a recent graduate of Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies and former Clark College Running Start student, is one of only two Washington state students selected for the 2018 National Youth Science Camp.
Delegates are chosen for their academic achievements, leadership and community activities and interest in the sciences. Beltran graduated from Fort with honors; was a member of Clark College’s honor society, Phi Theta Kappa–Alpha Sigma Phi; and was on the honor roll at Clark. His many extracurricular activities include speech and debate, church activities, drama, basketball, swimming, martial arts, Dungeons and Dragons, driving school, scuba diving club and Clark College STEM Outreach.
Beltran will attend the University of Portland and major in mechanical or electrical engineering with a minor in computer engineering. He hopes to have a career as an inventor and research and development engineer.
National Youth Science Camp, the flagship program of the National Youth Science Foundation, will take place June 27–July 21, 2018, in West Virginia, where students will learn from top scientists and participate in outdoor adventures.