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Date: May 2012

Words That Inspire

Megan Sims, CTYerCTYer Megan Sims pens columns for major metro newspaper
By Maria Blackburn

CTYer and Dallas Morning News columnist Megan Sims writes with the kind of sophistication and skill you might expect from a writer at a Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper.

Her columns are smart. They’re insightful. They’re memorable.

And when you learn they’ve been crafted by 16-year-old high school sophomore, they’re even more impressive...Read more about this Awesome CTYer.

What makes an outstanding teacher? CTYOnline students know.

CTYOnlineCTYOnline students and parents nominate instructors
By Maria Blackburn

Every year students from CTY’s online courses – and their parents – nominate instructors for their excellence in teaching. This year, CTYOnline received 398 nominations for 137 instructors. Nine teachers were selected to receive the 2011 Outstanding Instructor Award from CTYOnline for their work educating our students in courses ranging from Algebra to Biology to Writing.

Related: CTYOnline Summer enrollment for select courses is May 12th!


One CTYOnline student wrote that her award-winning language arts instructor “stretched our limits to the brink and challenged us intellectually...Read more about this Awesome CTYer.