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Davis High School students participate in NASA camp

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YAKIMA, WA - School may be out, but learning happens all year round. Several students at Davis High School are giving up a few vacation days for an amazing educational opportunity.

A group of 40 students signed up to be a part of NASA camp.

"The program is sponsored by the University of Washington and it's funded by NASA," said Cheryl Young, a teacher at Davis High School.

Students say they heard about the program through their teachers and signed up for the four-day camp. They had the opportunity of choosing to work on a project surrounding global warming, or one that has to do with rockets.

As students work through day three of the camp, they say so far it's been great.

"It's really hands-on," said Lucia Maria, 11th grader at Davis High School. "Like I'm constantly standing up and moving around so it's really fun."

The four teachers instructing the camp say they went up to the University of Washington to receive the proper training.

"They provide NASA materials and we're actually using NASA databases in order to do our work," said Young.

As the program comes to an end, students say they leave knowing more, which was the purpose of the camp.

"I just walk always knowing more," Maria said. "More about what I like to do, more about science, more about NASA, more about everything."

The camp was offered to all high schools in the region, and Davis was the only school to take them up on this amazing opportunity.

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