Greene selected for National Youth Science Camp

Staff Report

PRESTONSBURG – Floyd County Superintendent Henry Webb has announced that Tate Greene, a Prestonsburg High School graduate and Floyd County Early College Academy grad, has been selected to attend the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).

“Tate is an exceptional young man and we’re very proud of him,” Webb commented. “To be one of only two students in Kentucky chosen for this honor is amazing. Tate will attend this camp for young scientists in Bartow, West Virginia, known as a ‘quiet zone’ as cellular service, wi-fi, and most radio stations are banned. Not having these signals allows for the world’s largest steerable radio telescope to work.” Webb continued, “Tate is experiencing science in a different way and we’re excited that he’s got this opportunity.”

Greene’s last social media post reads “On Wednesday {June 15}, I will be leaving for Bartow, West Virginia, a town of roughly 100 that is literally off the grid. Wi-fi, cell service, and other comforts don’t exist for an area over 10,000 square miles so some of the most powerful telescopes in the world can view the heavens uninterrupted. I will be attending the National Youth Science Camp in the shadow of these modern monoliths. As a result, my social media and phone won’t be used for the next four weeks.

“We’re happy for Tate and we hope that more and more of our KIDS see that anything is possible, that they can win, be selected, compete with anyone in the country because we really do have the best kids!”

The National Youth Science Camp is a free national program for students. Students submit applications and complete a rigorous interview process.

For more information on the National Youth Science Camp, visit

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