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CTY honored eight teachers from around the country last month for their excellence in teaching students with advanced academic abilities.

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Members of the CTY Scholars Class of 2019 are headed to some of the world’s most elite universities—including JHU—this fall.
The Johns Hopkins CTY Scholars Class of 2019 is made up of 35 high school seniors from around the country. Many of them come from single-parent families, or unsafe neighborhoods, or work part-time jobs to help their families make ends meet. Their average household income is $36,000.

These same students are also top-ranked in their high school classes. This spring, as colleges release their acceptance decisions, they are learning that their hard work will lead them to some of the most selective universities in the world. Five CTY Scholars have been accepted to Johns Hopkins University, while others are headed to Columbia, NYU, Princeton, and Yale this fall....Read more.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is saddened to mark the passing of Harold Levy, former executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Levy, who died last month, was a lawyer and former New York City Schools chancellor. He led the foundation, which awards thousands of scholarships to low-income students, from 2014 until earlier this year....Read more.

Elaine Tuttle Hansen Elaine Tuttle Hansen, a scholar and educator who has served as executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth since 2011, will step down at the end of December.

Under Hansen’s leadership, CTY has enhanced its renowned summer programs, expanded its research efforts and resources, further developed its online and international presence, and helped place thousands of advanced pre-college students on the track toward achieving their full potential. Her commitment to improving educational opportunities for young people and for strengthening and growing CTY’s impact around the world has been unwavering. 

“A place like CTY is so special,” said Hansen....Read more.

CTY Scholars from Baltimore are, from left, Arly Bencosme, Donzell Brown, Me’Shiah Bell, and Alan RamirezFour bright Baltimore-area teens have been named CTY Scholars by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and will start high school knowing they will spend the next four years working to make their dreams of going to a highly selective college a reality.

As part of the fully subsidized program, high school freshmen Me'Shiah Bell, Arly Bencosme, Donzell Brown, and Alan Ramirez will participate in challenging CTY courses and receive personalized college guidance, including tours of prestigious U.S. colleges....Read more.