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Honorees stand on the Shriver Hall steps November 23, 2019

Hundreds of students were honored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in Baltimore this weekend as some of the brightest in the world.

The students were honored at the CTY Grand Ceremony, held in Shriver Hall on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, for their exceptional performance on the SAT, ACT, or similar assessment taken as part of the CTY Talent Search. CTY uses above-grade-level testing to identify advanced students and provide a clear picture of their true academic abilities. More than 18,000 students in grades two through eight tested through CTY’s Talent Search between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, representing 50 states and more than 80 countries. More than 2,100 students from this group who scored in the top 12 percent on their test were invited to attend the Grand Ceremony....Read more.

Jonathan Plucker

Jonathan Plucker, the Professor of Talent Development at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, a joint appointment with CTY, has been named president of the National Association for Gifted Children....Read more.

CTY Students in a row

CTY marked its 40th anniversary last week with a celebration featuring special guests, a student panel, and a look at how CTY plans to continue shaping the field of gifted education for decades to come....Read more.

filmmaker Dario Guerrero

When Dario Guerrero was growing up in Los Angeles, he used to tell friends he wanted to go to Harvard. In truth, he says, "I wasn't even sure what Harvard was."

With the help of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Scholars Program, which provides academic support and advising to bright, underrepresented high school students, Guerrero excelled in high school and eventually attended Harvard University....Read more.

CTY students walking around the Johns Hopkins University campus during CTY's Summer programs.

Bright kids from around the world participated in Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs at 24 sites in the U.S. and Hong Kong this year

What happens at Johns Hopkins University when undergrads leave for the summer? One might imagine tumbleweeds gusting through hallowed lecture halls, but Hopkins hardly gets a break before hundreds of bright teens from around the world come to the Homewood campus to live, learn, and make lifelong friends as Summer Programs participants with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. ...Read more.