Travis MorrisonThirty years ago, Travis Morrison was a computer-loving 12-year-old from Alexandria, Va., who had never spent much time away from home.

The small Montessori school he attended was something of a “hippie enclave,” complete with its own pet horse. In his free time, he liked to program hand-me-down computers and play sports, though he concedes he was “small and slow—which was frustrating, but it didn’t stop me.”

His world got a little bigger that June when he arrived at the CTY Summer Programs site at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. “I had never been a summer-camp kid, and had never gone to boarding school, so I remember that having to get myself down to the hall for breakfast was a big deal,” Travis said....Read more about this Awesome CTYer.