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 cty.jhu.edu.

You can support the San Juan Update by doing business with our loyal advertisers, and by making a one-time contribution or a recurring donation.

4 comments...

  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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting a comment you grant the San Juan Update a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate, irrelevant and contentious comments may not be published at an admin's discretion. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.

Receive new post updates: Entries (RSS)
Receive followup comments updates: RSS 2.0