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Center For Talented Youth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   This summer I attended the Center for Talented Youth (C. T.Y.) summer program. C.T.Y. is run by Johns Hopkins University for students between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, who qualify by earning high scores on the SATs in... (more »)
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EPGY Summer Institutes at Stanford University
EPGY Summer Institutes is an academic program run by one of the top ivy league schools, Stanford University. There is a middle school program for 7th and 8th graders and a high school program for 9th and up. Both are residential. I highly... (more »)
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People To People This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   One of my most memorable summers was my trip down under to New Zealand and Australia when I had the opportunity to be a part of the People To People Youth Science Student Ambassador Exchange program. Founded by President Dwight... (more »)
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Duke Young Writers' Camp This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   Every year, hundreds of students flock to the Duke Young Writers' Camp in Durham, NC, and come back with an understanding of many things in addition to writing. Of course, these discoveries are often reflected in campers'... (more »)
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Global Leadership Adventures- once in a...
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I walked into the Miami Airport terminal to see several other high-school aged students dressed in red shirts. I timidly approached them and introduced myself. “Hey, are you guys with GLA?” I asked nervously. They all assuredly... (more »)
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JrNYLC (Junior National Young Leaders...
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My hotel phone rang. At 5 o’clock in the morning. “Wake up call”, cooed the male voice on the other line. Great. A prank call. “I’m gonna get you back,” was all I managed to mutter, and I hung up on my friend CJ, who was probably... (more »)
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Oxford Royale Academy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Last summer, I decided to explore the world outside the UnitedStates. One of my teachers recommended a program at Oxford University, but I was skeptical. ThoughI didn’t know much about England, I always imagined... (more »)
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A Smithie Summer This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Five girls sit in the cozy dorm lounge in silence, their faces bathed in blue phosphorescence as they type, scroll, tap and click at laptops and iPads. Some type away at Word documents, frantically trying to finish a homework assignment for... (more »)
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Student Trooper Program This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     New Braintree, MA: My father is alieutenant in the Massachusetts State Police and has always wanted me tofollow in his footsteps. The state police have a week-long programdesigned to give high-school students an... (more »)
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Camp Ballibay in Camptown, PA
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Two summers ago I spent three weeks in a place of magic. Removed from the real world, emersed in a creative paradise. Ballibay is an oasis for any creative teenager. Acting, singing, music, dance, art, sports, photography, rock and roll, the list... (more »)
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Teen Ink London Writing Program This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Last year, I was searching for writing contests to enter as part of a creative-writing class assignment. I happened upon a nonprofit organization called The Young Authors Foundation that publishes a magazine written by and for teens. I... (more »)
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Rockette Summer Intensive This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     When I was 12, I saw the Radio City Rockette Christmas Spectacular and as a dancer, it was a major inspiration. The Rockettes are my epitome of grace, beauty and talent. After watching them perform, I knew what I... (more »)
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Columbia University High School Program
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Columbia HSP: Cockroaches and More Fun Stuff Like That Before you ask, yes, there were cockroaches. Many cockroaches. However, the fact that these incidents paled in comparison to the rest of my Columbia experience is indicative of just how... (more »)
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Exploration Summer Programs This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     It all started when I saw a bright orange envelope mixed in with my mail. It definitely grabbed my attention and I ripped it open to find brochures about a summer program for teenagers entering grades 10-12. The... (more »)
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People to people my summer adventure 2008
Over this past summer I went to Greece, Italy, and France, as a Student Ambassador representing the United States. I have developed as a person and now understand different cultures better. I have also experienced different challenges where I... (more »)
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U.S. Space and Rocket Center Space Camp This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Huntsville, AL: To any future astronauts out there, let me say that it was not all fun and games at Space Camp. After leaving the tiny Huntsville airport, the week began with two hours of waiting in a hall so all... (more »)
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