Explore STEM - Univ. of TX - Dallas

My name is Jacob Surdy, and I am 13 years old.  I am currently in 8th grade at Danforth Junior High School in Wimberley, Texas.  I have been selected by my Algebra teacher to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum:  Explore STEM camp which is an interactive experience that introduces high-achieving middle school students to innovative and rewarding careers in engineering, environmental science, medicine and technology.  The camp is being held at the University of Texas at Dallas campus at the end of June 2015.  This is such a great honor; however, it is very expensive.  I am hoping that you would be interested in sponsoring me. Let me tell you a little bit more about myself.

I am passionate about school, sports, my church and helping others.  I am currently taking four honors classes in my last year of junior high school.  I am also taking two classes that will count towards my high school credits.  I have placed first in Districts for University Interscholastic League Social Studies in both 6th and 8th grade and placed second in 7th grade.  This year, I competed as an Alternate in the University Interscholastic League Chess Tournament and won Best Alternate.  I greatly enjoy sports and play on the basketball, baseball, football and track teams.  I attend Wimberley United Methodist Church, and I am involved in the Youth Group.  I belong to WyldLife - the Junior High version of Young Life.  I enjoy giving back.  I have gone to two United Methodist Army Basic Camps where middle school students go to help those less fortunate by building, painting, and cleaning at designated locations for five days at a time.

I need help in raising $2750.00 for my tuition and travel costs.  Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.  I have set up this Go Fund Me account for your convenience.

Thank you for your time and support.

If you would like to learn more about the STEM program go to:

http://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/nylf-explore-stem

Sincerely,

Jacob Surdy
Wimberley, Texas
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