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“I would recommend CTY Talent Search and testing because it gives kids an opportunity to branch out of their typical school curriculum and gain new types of knowledge.” -- Taylor, Hillsborough, California

“I would recommend CTY's Talent Search program and testing because it’s fun. I was challenged to do more than what I thought I could.” -- Stephen, Simi Valley, California

“The exam was not frightening at all! I went to the CTY math course which I enjoyed a lot and it made me a lot better at math. And I had a lot of fun and made new friends.” -- Rebecca, Los Angeles, California

“The CTY experience complements my regular school program by preparing me for higher levels of academic achievement.” -- Akito, Newark, Delaware

“CTY’s programs provided me with a great educational opportunity that ultimately helped me advance within my school's system.” -- Graham, Kamuela, Hawaii

“CTY opened many doors for me.”-- Nini, Ellicott City, Maryland

“CTY programs help students transform academic strengths into lifelong passions.”
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Mason, Rockville, Maryland

“Through CTY, I learned that you can be smart and have fun being smart!”
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Audrey, Baltimore, Maryland

“My father told me when I was younger that to get really good at anything, you’ve got to do three things: do more of it than anybody else, find good mentors, and find your peers. CTY brought all three to me.” -- Megan, Madison, New Jersey

“CTY helped me learn . . . that there are others like me.” -- Joel, Atco, New Jersey

“I recommend the Talent Search because I enjoyed taking the test to see what my true capabilities were. It's also good practice for standardized tests.”
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Katharine, Honeoye Falls, New York

“CTY’s Talent Search and testing have helped me greatly in school.”
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Sarah, Old Saybrook, New York

“The CTY program at Stanford University was fun and had a good balance of socialization, fun/games and class work with many great students.”
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Megan, Portland, Oregon

“CTY creates an atmosphere in which kids can excel academically and develop personally.” -- Rebecca, Merion, Pennsylvania

“CTY has helped me get the most out of regular school.” -- Allison, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania

“At CTY you can make friends from all over the world and keep up your studies during summer” -- Tiesha, Chesapeake City, Virginia

“I'd recommend CTY’s Talent Search testing because it challenges your abilities and helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses.” -- Martin, Green Bank, West Virginia