PCHS Senior Selected for National Youth Science Camp

Editor’s Note: In the coming weeks leading up to graduation, we will highlight Park City High seniors and their outstanding accomplishments.

Photo by Tom Lebsack
Photo by Tom Lebsack

Tali Kottler, a senior at Park City High, has been selected as a delegate for the month-long National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia this summer. Kottler is considered one of the two most promising young scientific leaders in Utah’s 2018 high school graduating class. She plans to attend Carleton College in Minnesota next fall.

“I’m excited to get to know the other delegates who are as passionate about science as I am,” she said.

Established in 1963, as part of West Virginia’s Centennial Celebration, the National Youth Science Camp, is where two delegates from each state exchange ideas with leading scientists and other professionals from academic, government, and corporate worlds. Delegates are challenged to explore new areas in STEM, art, and music. Those attending also get to take advantage of the outdoors since the camp is located in Monongahela National Forest.

“This is a unique opportunity for these high achieving STEM-focused students to explore the sciences more broadly, while being challenged in ways they may never have been before,” said John Giroir, director.

Kottler has been actively involved PCHS’s first robotics club, the pit orchestra of the high school’s musicals the past three years, a math, chemistry, and physics tutor, and a member of the Summit County Library Teen Advisory Board and the Utah Women Tech Council SheTech Student Board.

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