Lily Honored in CTY Talent Search

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:43 am by

Roberta Wallace, with Johns Hopkins CTY outreach, congratulates Lily Compton - Contributed photo

Top stu­dents cel­e­brat­ed for aca­d­e­m­ic excellence
by Johns Hop­kins Cen­ter for Tal­ent­ed Youth

BALTIMORE, Spring, 2017 — Lily Comp­ton from Fri­day Har­bor, Wash­ing­ton, was hon­ored as one of the bright­est young stu­dents in the world at a recent awards cer­e­mo­ny spon­sored by the Johns Hop­kins Cen­ter for Tal­ent­ed Youth (CTY).

Lily, a par­tic­i­pant in the CTY Tal­ent Search, was rec­og­nized for scor­ing excep­tion­al­ly high on a rig­or­ous, above grade lev­el test.

As part of the CTY Tal­ent Search, advanced stu­dents in sec­ond through eighth grades take chal­leng­ing tests that can reveal their true capac­i­ty for learn­ing. Sev­enth and eighth graders take the SAT or ACT, the same tests used for col­lege admis­sions. These stu­dents may also take advanced ver­sions of the School and Col­lege Abil­i­ty Test (SCAT) or the Spa­tial Test Bat­tery (STB). Younger stu­dents take the SCAT, STB, or PSAT 8/9.

Lily, a stu­dent at Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School, was one of more than 27,000 stu­dents from more than 65 coun­tries who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the CTY Tal­ent Search between March 2016 and Feb­ru­ary 2017. Only about 25 per­cent of Tal­ent Search par­tic­i­pants earned the High Hon­ors designation.

This spring, more than 6,700 CTY Tal­ent Search par­tic­i­pants were invit­ed to CTY award cer­e­monies across the U.S. and in Chi­na and Hong Kong. Most of these stu­dents also qual­i­fied for CTY’s sum­mer and online courses.

“We con­grat­u­late all of our CTY Tal­ent Search hon­orees for their hard work and aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ment,” said Elaine Tut­tle Hansen, exec­u­tive direc­tor of CTY. “This is a moment not just to cel­e­brate our stu­dents, but to hon­or the par­ents and edu­ca­tors who rec­og­nized their aca­d­e­m­ic tal­ent and pro­vid­ed them with oppor­tu­ni­ties to devel­op it.”

About The Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­ter for Tal­ent­ed Youth (CTY)
A glob­al leader in gift­ed edu­ca­tion since 1979, CTY is focused on rec­og­niz­ing aca­d­e­m­ic tal­ent in excep­tion­al K12 stu­dents and sup­port­ing their growth with cours­es, ser­vices, and resources specif­i­cal­ly designed to meet their needs. CTY draws stu­dents from 50 states and 80 coun­tries world­wide. In 2016, CTY pro­vid­ed $5.8 mil­lion in need based finan­cial aid to more than 5,200 qual­i­fied students.

For more infor­ma­tion about the CTY Tal­ent Search, go to

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  1. We are all so proud of you Lily!We are cer­tain you will go far and do good things. Congratulations.

    Comment by Michelle Loftus on May 24, 2017 at 9:12 am
  2. Con­grat­u­la­tions Lily for your accom­plish­ments and Vic­to­ria for amaz­ing guid­ance and support.

    Comment by Traci Wilson on May 24, 2017 at 10:41 am
  3. Keep hav­ing fun learn­ing Lily. We all are so proud of you. X0 Susan Grout

    Comment by Susan Grout on May 24, 2017 at 1:42 pm
  4. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Lily and you, Vic­to­ria. What an hon­or, what an achieve­ment! Lily, you will go as far as you want to go. This is just won­der­ful. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️❤️🍄🍀🎉🎉Cel­e­brate !

    Comment by Heidi Herrmann on May 25, 2017 at 3:57 pm

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