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Announcing the 2014 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars!

We are excited to announce the 2014 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars! Please join us in congratulating this new group of bright, talented young people who demonstrate academic and personal excellence.

Rebekah Agwunobi, Washington
Cole Arnett, Texas
Tuvya Bergson-Michelson, California
Paige Busse, New Jersey
Audrey Chin, California
Galileo Daras, California
Miranda Derossi, Nevada
Eden Fesseha, Pennsylvania
Elias Garcia, New Mexico
Aeden Gasser-Brennan, California
Calder Hansen, California
Matthew Hurley, Illinois
Michelle Jeon, California
Anjalie Kini, Colorado
Ethan Knight, California
Kathy Lee, California
James Liu, Oregon
Holly McCann, North Carolina
Nicholas Miklaucic, North Carolina
Catherine Phillips, North Carolina
Emily Powell, California
Ruhi Sayana, California
Jeffrey Shen, California
Henry Spritz, Maine
Yajur Sriraman, New Jersey
Seth Talyansky, Oregon
Sophia Vahanvaty, California
Andy Xu, South Carolina
Ivy Zhang, New Jersey
Jacob Zimmerman, Massachusetts

The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship awards highly gifted students with a four-year scholarship to a high school that fits their individual intellectual and personal needs. Students apply in 7th grade. If you are interested in receiving information about the 2015 Scholarship as it becomes available, please join our email list.

IEA Summer Spotlight 2014

By Jennifer de la Haye

“I am happy to be in a room of too’s,” said Betsy Jones, IEA President, as we concluded IEA’s Summer Spotlight this year. “We are all too’s – too emotional, too smart, too intense….”

Tuesday, June 8, was a bright evening of community, learning, and friendship as IEA and its community gathered at the University of Southern California for dinner and a time of sharing. Eight IEA Apprentices, who studied Industrial Design under Stan Kong at Art Center College of Design, displayed their impressive concept design sketches – pieces of art that would later become final projects. Posters, books, and sculptures created by Academy students, Caroline D. Bradley Scholars, and Yunasa campers were also scattered about USC’s Vineyard Room, along with plenty of photos of Academy kids at The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens; Yunasa West campers frolicking in Colorado; and CDB Scholars who convened for the Bradley Seminar in April.

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Reflections on My International SJWP trip to Stockholm

By Anirudh, 2011 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar

2011 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar and then high school freshman Anirudh was selected as the winner of the United States Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), “the world’s most prestigious award for water-related science and technology projects.” Anirudh recently traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to represent the U.S. at the International SJWP competition with his project, “Use of Sulfidation as a Novel Method for Reducing the Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticle Pollution.”

AnirudhAs the winner of U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition, I had the honor of representing the United States at the international SJWP competition held in Stockholm, Sweden in the first week of September. I am immensely grateful to Water Environment Federation (WEF) for giving me this fantastic opportunity. The overall experience, both inside and outside the competition, was incredibly enriching and somewhat hard to encapsulate in words, but I will try.

The days leading up to the competition were somewhat frenzied. Ms. Stevi Hunt-Cottrell of WEF took care of all the logistics and also supported me tirelessly with the minutest details on requirements for SJWP poster, dress codes and many other important things I would possibly not have thought of. As I sat on the long flight, I was excited and apprehensive at the same time. I had the tremendous responsibility of doing a good job of representing the U.S. in a global competition in a sea of worthy competitors from exotic places all over the world! I was unsure if I could relate to them, or communicate with them effectively, given the cultural and language barriers.

Soon after I landed in the Stockholm airport, I happened to meet the students from Netherlands and France. Almost immediately my initial fears were proven to be unfounded. All of them spoke fluent English and were so easy to talk to. Not only did we have similar interests in science and water research, we connected on other things such as soccer. This became a recurring theme as I met the rest of the group later. I made many good friends during that short week – people I would always stay in touch with. I still remember how seven of my closest friends stayed up until 4:00 AM on the last day to see me off to the airport. I was extremely touched that they all sacrificed their sleep to say good-bye to me.

Read more about Anirudh’s experience!

The Many Faces of Gifted: Devyn

By Devyn R.

Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. Devyn is a high school junior and a Caroline D. Bradley Scholar. The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship program awards highly gifted students with a four-year scholarship to a high school that best fits their individual, intellectual and personal needs. Here, Devyn talks about the many factors that influenced her educational path.


Devyn R.
2010 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar

In my application for the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, I described myself with the personal characteristic of “being extremely curious and having a thirst for knowledge.” My seventh grade self wasn’t too picky about the things I learned; I devoured it all. I was a historian, a scientist, a pianist, a flutist, an actress, a linguist, a tap dancer… The list went on and on.

As I moved into high school and my extra-curricular activities became more demanding, I realized that I had to narrow my focus. I still possessed a wild curiosity and an insatiable desire to learn, but I determined that my real interest lay in our ever-changing global society: diplomacy, politics, foreign languages, and world history. I have pursued these subjects to their fullest both in my high school and out in the world.

Learn more about Devyn’s educational path!

Announcing the 2013 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars

IEA has named 16 young people from across the country as its 2013 Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship recipients. The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship annually awards highly gifted and talented students throughout the United States with full four-year scholarships to high schools that best fit their individual intellectual and personal needs.

Of the hundreds of applicants this year, 35 Finalists were chosen by two Scholarship Selection Committees made up of admission directors and school administrators from top secondary schools, colleges and universities across the country. Following extensive personal interviews, 16 of the Finalists were named 2013 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars.

The 2013 Caroline D. Bradley Scholars are:

  • Elyse Cornwall, Wauwatosa, WI
  • Alex Goldberg, Redwood City, CA
  • Sidney Hirschman, San Carlos, CA
  • Isaac Lau, San Francisco, CA
  • Joy Ma, San Ramon, CA
  • Jarett Malouf, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Ryan Moon, New Hyde Park, NY
  • Grant Morgan, Vail, CO
  • Arin Mukherjee, Princeton, NJ
  • Kathleen O’Neill, Tiburon, CA
  • Molly Pyne-Jaeger, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kevin Sun, Lexington, MA
  • Vinjai Vale, Dallas, TX
  • Andrew Wang, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Andrew Zerbe, Woodside, CA
  • Isabelle Zheng, Portland, OR

2013 Scholars come from the following middle schools:

  • Del Mar Middle School
  • Jonas Clarke Middle School
  • Los Cerritos Middle School
  • Milwaukee Montessori School
  • The Mirman School
  • New Hyde Park Memorial Junior High School
  • Nueva School
  • The Peak School
  • Princeton Charter
  • St. Brigid School
  • Stoller Middle School
  • Walter Reed Middle School
  • Windemere Ranch Middle School

For more information about the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, please visit the IEA website.

The Many Faces of Gifted: Manning

By Carole Rosner

Every gifted person has a unique story. The following story is part of a series of posts depicting the many faces of gifted by highlighting gifted children and adults we have found through IEA programs. The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship program – mentioned in this story – awards highly gifted applicants with a four-year scholarship to a high school that fits their individual, intellectual and personal needs.

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Manning Ding
2003 CDB Scholar
Business Analyst, McKinsey and Company, Minneapolis

Before Manning Ding graduated with highest honors from Harvard in 2012, and before she worked in Kampala, Uganda, and Beijing, China, she was a junior high school student in Iowa who was awarded the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship. The merit-based scholarship let her attend any high school of her choice, and she chose Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.

Learn more about Manning and her story!

IEA Summer Spotlight 2013

115 students, parents and supporters of gifted education gathered at USC on July 9 for IEA’s Summer Spotlight 2013, an event designed to showcase gifted students and the programs we offer to meet their needs. The evening was a huge success, and we wanted to share some of the highlights with those of you who were not able to attend.

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See some of the evening’s highlights.