LMS Student Selected to Attend Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Lawrence Middle School eighth-grader Abagail Cohen will attend the program for academically-gifted second- through twelfth-graders this summer
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by Lawrence Township Public Schools.
Lawrence Middle School eighth-grader Abagail Cohen received notification recently of her selection to attend the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's (CTY) challenging programs for academically-gifted second- through twelfth-graders this summer.
Abagail qualified for the program by participating in CTY's Annual Talent Search. During the search advanced young learners take above-grade level tests designed for older students as a means of gaining insight into their abilities. Seventh- and eighth-graders take the SAT or ACT-the same tests used for college admissions.
During her three-week session this summer, Abagail will take the CTY Summer Program Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences at Dickinson College. This course is an introduction to human biology and the science of medicine.
Drawing upon basic biological and chemical concepts, students explore the intricate anatomical and physiological mechanisms underlying normal human function, investigate homeostatic imbalances that cause diseases, and work in the lab to explore techniques in histology, anatomy and physiology, and biochemistry.
A global leader in gifted education since 1979, CTY (www.cty.jhu.edu) is focused on identifying academic talent in exceptional K-12 students and supporting their growth with summer and online courses, family programs, services, and resources specifically designed to meet their needs.
Education Week called CTY "one of a set of remarkable nonpublic institutions dedicated to the discovery and nurture of the most talented young people for the highest levels of accomplishment."