Highland Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink Communications.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
The show airing June 13, 2016 – June 20, 2016 ‘highlights’ the National Youth Science Foundation and their upcoming camp & the ExRx Boot Camp hosted by the University of Charleston’s School of Pharmacy.
We interviewed Andrew Blackwood, Executive Director, of the National Youth Science Foundation and John Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp. Andy talked about their mission and purpose. The National Youth Science Foundation® (NYSF), Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1983 to provide STEM-focused programs for students from all across the country and around the world. The NYSF’s flagship program, the National Youth Science Camp®, is a four week session in the mountains of West Virginia that combines some of the brightest students in the country with top-notch scientists for lectures and outdoor adventures. Many students return later in their own STEM careers as guest presenters and perpetuate the traditions of the camp.
The camp started in 1963 in conjunction with West Virginia’s 100th birthday. And continues to this day.
John, Camp Director, informed us that high school students attend the camp from all states in America and a few countries. The camp is located in Pocahontas County, WV.
The camp curriculum is made up of lots of science, engineering, and math projects; but of course they mix in some ‘wonderful and wild’ West Virginia adventure. Camp lasts about 3 weeks.
For more information or to make a donation, contact their office at 304-205-9724.
During the ‘Datebook’ portion of our show, we interviewed Jessie Shafer, Development Director for KCHA and Libby Ballard, Volunteer about their upcoming ‘Woofstock and Wieners’ event set for June 18, 2016 at Magic Island in Charleston, WV. A combination of their 2 previous events, this event, while extremely fun, supports our animal shelter, which now is saving 96% of all dogs admitted to their facility. Please support.
We also interviewed Susan Gardner, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Professional & Student Affairs and Assistant Professor at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy.
She talked about their upcoming ExRx Boot Camp for high school students and undergraduates interested in pharmacy school.
The camp runs from June 21-24, 2016 at the University of Charleston. This unique experience is a prime opportunity to gain insight and preparation for that next step toward a future in pharmacy. Whether you are interested in learning more about a pharmacy career as a whole, or need help preparing for the application process, ExRx Bootcamp will prove to be a worthwhile experience.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.
Special thanks to our Assistant Producer, Brittany Green.