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BALTIMORE December, 2012 -- “People at the very top don't work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder,” Malcolm Gladwell writes in his 2008 book Outliers. He could have been referring to the current and former students of The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth who earned top honors in the year’s major academic competitions and scholarships....Read more.

BALTIMORE — Recognizing the deep interest in politics and social justice prevalent among Baltimore’s gifted students after this presidential election year, The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) will host an evening seminar on race and politics geared for middle students.

The event, open to Baltimore-area CTY students and others, takes place Wednesday, December 5, from 7 to 8:30 PM in the Curran Conference Room of Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202....Read more.

John Overdeck and Cornelia Trimble were honored with the Center of Talented Youth’s inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award at our Grand Ceremony in Baltimore on October 28, 2012.

CTY established the Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize our most highly accomplished alumni and acknowledge them for making a difference in our world.

“CTY students go on to do great things in life,” said executive director Elaine Hansen. “John and Cornelia are innovators in their fields who have used their success to improve the lives of many people. We are very privileged to count them among our alumni.”...Read more.

CTY's executive director, Elaine T. Hansen, responded to the The New York Times Op-Ed “Young, Gifted and Neglected,” published September 18. Full text is below:

To the Editor:

Chester E. Finn Jr. makes an important and too-rarely-heard argument that public schools often shortchange advanced learners.
Another part of the solution to the problem he identifies can be found in the efforts of a handful of nonprofit entities that have been working for decades to supplement and enrich the academic talents of advanced learners and address the “excellence gap” that exists in education...Read more.

Education Week takes a closer look at CTY's new Rural Connections scholarship program, with a visit to our summer site at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.