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s top high school students attend NYSC Writer of "'delegates" Youth Science near Barrow toss a wiffle-ball or under a stand or chatting. their spare ma- in a darkened silhouetted by of their computer Hawksley, a high from Michigan. the hammock in the "at Camp Pocahontas and worn. She learned the fine relaxation. is headed to M.I.T. Institute of the fall to study and Cognitive Selene- to eventually re- or PhD. in Neu- and then zet involved research.  . :{if-facttv. Andrea ex- she pr(;bablv got ac- the presti,,ims sum- because she is a high- Andrea had the highest ,fr class, scored nior T a possible 36 on her and 1560 on her ACT also v, as among two her state to bca Scholar." Andrea Other select scholars 10 the White House and First Lady Barbara month, she said, resulted, rather than ted, that President Bush didn't show has reason to be tired rigorous schedule that th-long summer camp a. In addition to nu- OUtdoor activities and ge scientific lectures, spent the previous putting together a I scratch during an Self-directed study. llthat, she had spent e studying ac- days ected human brains. i' been donated to loring each part's ' e delegates in her gup learned how to I at maladies that had af- Ich brain, such as stroke- - rn, and gaining in- ow brain systems ns are studied. !Sting'" and "'a good building a computer now,, as computers thing she has much ' gettinu to handle and leasedbrain-pans was i  alley Andrea said. she looking forward to g's guest lecture by' lBallard the man of- to as the Father of aei Cell technology'? unknowing- out of the bag. like to surprise most upcom- ) animated, and us- erms and language ny professor, An- " rambling at length Lounge about the many issues with emerging fuel-cell technology. Something like. according to the studies she's read, hydrogen fuel cells can also be bad for the ozone layer. "'The oxygen model is fairly unstable." she says. and some UV radiation may leak out and bond with the atmosphere. Also, there's no efficient way commonly in us'c to produce hydrogen. They're basically still burning coal to fuel the cells, she adds. But if we can, one day find a tess damaging way to use fuel cells while still protecting the environment--that would be okay. Noting the look of bewil- dered admiration on the report- ers' tace, Andrea modestly ex- plains, "'It's important to know about this sort of thing--it in- valves our future." Funded by the State of West Virginia and private contribu- tions to the National Youth Science Foundation the camp has touched the lives of 4,0()0 young people during its 40 years of existence. The main purpose is to stimulate the in- terest of students with high po- tential in the sciences and to give them a kick-start on their possible careers and on building netorks with others in their lietds. Each year. se'.eral alumni return as featured scientific lec- turers and workshop leaders. They.' offer career advice and in- formation to the delegates, and frequently offer them summer research internships in their field. The camp's location, in one of the most isolated counties in the state, brings far-l]ung dele- _oates toeether and engages them in both high-level academic ev- ents. and "'awesome outdoor ac- tivities" many have never ex- perienced, such as wilderness camping, caving, mountain-bik- ing and kayaking, said Andy Blackwood, the camp director. On a bench outside, in the cooling evening air. a small group chats quietly. They don't look as tired as one might ex- pect frnm young people who had stayed up all night at a Green Bank National Radio As- ANDREA HAWKSLEY, OF Michigan, relaxes in a hammock of the Girls' dorm at NYSC in "Camp Po- cahontas," Bartow. This bright, high-powered individ. ual is a promising candidate to join the frontiers of science, photo by Heidi Zemach THESE YOUNG MEN and women from across the U.S., headed to college in the fall in preparation for careers in the sciences, have just stayed up all night "observing" the night sky and measuring radio fre- quencies emitted by hydrogen clouds with local scien- tist, Ron Madelena, at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. photo by Heidi Zemach tronomv Observatory labora- tory, measuring radio frequen- cies emitted by a telescope. NRAO's 40-foot telescope '.','as being used to gather data tram hydrogen clouds in the center of the galaxy moving toward and away from earth, the.,,' explain. It was *'pretty neat," the), said, but the tele.opc tcchnolo, g) used v.a "ancient." one least from the "70s!'" (which was before they were born}. The ob- serving experience, nevertheless. opened her eyes to something new, said Sabrina Kahn, a young New Yorker heading to Yale to study Mathematics and Engineering in the fall. "It's definitely something I wouldn't have done living in New York City," she adds, young delegate remarks, "at laughing. in wao00e00 5toe SUro July 20 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. /don.- 5or 8 o.m - 8 p.m. 5undo/ 8 o.m. - 6 pm 304-799-7421 Bonnie Sharp, A4gr. Pork roasl BBQ, hamburgers & hot dogs, mashed polaloes & grow, green beans, sleamed broccoli, corn, salad bar & rolls - Adulls $8 50 Kids ]2 & Under $4 50 Dessert & drinks exlro  n ul m im ii nn im nl m | um m nli! nu | ll m im | un al ii | U nm m m nn im l In |  : DURBIN DAYS BA ROAD 5K RUA l Saturday, July 19 Race start: 9:30 a.m. at the Bartow end of the : Back Road. To pre-register, mail form and entry fee to Unda I Tracy, Race Coordinator, Route 1, Box 170E, Bevedy, WV 26253. : I Fee is $7.50 before race day or $9 on race day I : Registration form: Durbin Days Back Road 5D Run/Walk : I I Saturday, July 19, 2003 I Name Age - -- I I I I Address Phone ..... I I I I I I I sponsors o me DUHBIN DAYS BACK ROAD 5K RUN/WALK from  I n a, cou0000, o, su00s ,. o, n I ave arising trom my paUon tn the sakl .Jr,/walk, held July 19, aO(3. I I I r const to tl use  ptoto in cortion witll pubticRy fo lhe I I run/walk. : signature of runner/walker OR patent Or legal guardian date [ I it ur 18 ats ou vq 'W q C " I  llllll lllll llllllllllllllllllllll "V,;;' For 0000tire l]e 0call0ntag illlt'S'---July 17, 2C}3--Page 3 Eetter00 to the gbit0r Dear Editor: Having just learned that the Emmanuel Medmdist Churd on Bruffey's Creek Ires been par- tiaily dismantled without the knowledge of the families whose loved ones (relatives and friends alike) are buried in its cemetery, 1 am writing to ask for suplxm and help in stopping this effort belore lurther tkage is done. The beautiful old bell (which my grandlathcr----one of the original trustees of the churchrang faithfully every Sunday for countless ycars), the antique stoves, the wondcrlul antique w(uden pews, and the church's pulpit have bccn removed over the years.., evi- dently at the whim ol file church' s care takers. I tmplorc all area residents. distant relauves, and anyone interested in saving this valued historic structure and landmark to join in a concerted efli,rt to stop this destruction imme- diately and take whatever legal steps arc necessary to ellsUre that all the original furnishings/behmgings of the dlurch are returned and restored. Although aging, the structure is relatively sound, and proudly blesses our family and neigh- tx)rs in dmir sm',dl, sacred final resting place, My grandparents lived their lives in a larmhouse which laced this church, and faJlhlully attended services there for marc years than I can recount. Among my Iondest childhood memories are thoughts ol accompanying my behwed "PaPa" to churdl in the winter, hmg before time li)r the service, so he could start the fires and have the church warm and cozy when tile congregation and minister arrived. Now in their well-deserved heavenly home, I have no doubt. I Call only imagine tile horror my grandparents must be Icehng at this injustice. Althmgh many of us have lelt this area, a part ol our hearts will always bc there, and the Emmanuel Methodist Church bchmgs to all ol us. Somc- thnlg is very wrtmg whcll a handlul o/caretakers, trustees, or whatever their titles might be, are alhwed to arbitrarily dis- mantle this hmdmark structure one piece at a time and distrib- ute its pieces as they see lit, wthout the knowledge of tile commumty. Karen Stanley, Renick ARBONNE INTERNATIONAI, Herbal and b4ant('al ltl t (1[!" glli(/  I/(llltltl Paula Zorn, Independent Consultant at Naturally You 799-5471 "Your Full-Service Hometown Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner RESIDENAL & COMMERCIAL 799-6885 Chet Shiffiett Locally owned and operated Serving all of Pocahontas County 18 Snowshoe Mountain is proud to present the 3rd Annual Freedom Fest Motorcycle Rally. This all-brands rally is the perfect week for motorcycle enthusiasts. Bike shows, live entertainment, vendor expo area, biker games, great times with friends and some of the best mountatn road touring in the East make this rally one not to mlss. For com- plete event Information and reservations, call toll free at 877-441-4FUN or go online at snowshoefreedomfest.com. FREEDOM FEST REGISTRATION 35 per person INCLUDES: - Event T-Shirt & Pin - Vendor Expo - Parties - Gutd Tours - Btk Games - Entertalnm.ent - Bike Show Entr - Saturday Concert Don't miss the 3rd Annual Freedom Fest Saturday Concert, Iuly 19 Featuring Draw the Line 'Officially Endorsed Aerosmlth Tribute Band' SNOWSHOE mowshoemtn.00m 1 877.441AFUN