Flinn Scholars

What happened last summer

October 1, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

Joanna Yang with Gov. Janet Napolitano and Melisa Tarango of the Governor's Office of Children, Youth, and Families

Right there in the middle of this picture is our very own Joanna Yang (’08), with Gov. Janet Napolitano and Melisa Tarango of the Governor’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families.

Why is she holding a fancy certificate, and why does she look so happy? We think it’s because Joanna was one of two Arizonans picked by the governor to attend the National Youth Science Camp over the summer in the Potomac Highlands near Bartow, West Virginia. She spent 3+ weeks of July at the camp doing secret things like inventing fuel cells, discovering solar systems, and getting lost in enormous caves under the Appalachian mountains.