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Truckee youth quartet earn scholarships for women’s camp

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From left, Taya Matt, Carly Davis, Catlin Smith and Sabrina Achiro.

Sabrina Achiro, Taya Matt and Catlin Smith — seventh-grade students at Alder Creek Middle School — and Carly Davis, a student at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, have been awarded scholarships to attend the American Association of University Women's Science and Math Camp, "Tech Trek," being held at University of California, Davis in July.

Science and Math teachers from both Alder Creek and SELS nominate girls who are interested in and excited about science and math for the award.

The camp's goal is to create inspiration, confidence and excitement for science and math in young girls entering eighth grade. Featuring hands-on activities at a university campus, the girls receive in-depth study in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology (STEM).

Since 1998, Tech Trek nationally and the Truckee Donner AAUW Branch have raised funds to implement the STEM camps. Tech Trek alumnae surpass the national average in most advanced math and science courses.

Founded as a nationwide nonprofit organization in 1881, AAUW's mission is advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy and research. For more information about Tech Trek, contact Arlene Becker at abecker4@prodigy.net.