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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.

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

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.

The Many Faces of Gifted: Valerie

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.

Valerie

Valerie D.
Caroline D. Bradley Scholar
Class of 2010

IEA’s Caroline D. Bradley (CDB) Scholarship was created with kids like Valerie Ding in mind.

As a high school sophomore, Valerie has already found her own success. “I particularly appreciate the vast number of rigorous, advanced science and math courses that my school offers, and I can’t express how much I enjoy being able to interact with a diverse group of intellectual and hard-working peers (two other CDB Scholars, for example) on a daily basis. Every class is an absolute pleasure to take part in, and the flourishing clubs and activities have really helped me realize who I fundamentally am. As the student leader of Mu Alpha Theta, Math Team, and Science Olympiad, I can confidently say that my school—and, of course, the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship itself—has allowed me to make a much bigger impact in my community.”

Read more of Valerie’s story here!

2013 Bradley Seminar: Know Thyself

CDB Scholars spent the weekend learning about themselves, making connections, and exploring San Jose!

Caroline D. Bradley Scholars spent the weekend learning about themselves, making connections, and exploring San Jose!

On February 22-24, 2013, we hosted the 10th annual Bradley Seminar in San Jose, California. The event, funded by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, provides an amazing opportunity for the Caroline D. Bradley Scholars, their parents, and alumni to come together each year for a three-day conference to discuss issues of global importance and personal relevance.

Read more about what happened at the seminar here!

Imagine the Possibilities: 2012 Bradley Seminar

By Elizabeth Jones

Caroline D. Bradley Scholars

Caroline D. Bradley Scholars, parents, and alumni met in Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2012 Bradley Seminar.

March 23 – 25, 2012, we hosted our annual Caroline D. Bradley Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, funded by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, provides an amazing opportunity for the Caroline D. Bradley Scholars and their parents to learn and grow intellectually and personally in a unique community.

Each Seminar deals with a theme that focuses on looking inward and challenging ourselves to grow, not only intellectually, but also personally. We all could benefit from time to reflect on things like core values, the importance of resiliency, good and evil, and how to open our minds to possibilities.

Scholars, parents, and CDB alumni participate in cross-generational conversations that tackle these challenging topics each year. This year, the theme was “Possibilities.”

Using the video “Leadership: An Art of Possibility” by Ben and Roz Zander as a starting point for the conference, the group discussed aspects of opening up your world to possibilities.

Quiet the Voice Inside Your Head

One of the major points of the video was to “quiet the voice in the head” – the inside voice that is always talking to us! “You are not prepared,” or “that was a silly thing to say,” or “really, you had to eat the whole thing?” all come from that voice.

It was fascinating to hear what voices played in the heads of each age group. They really are not all that different. That was a revelation to many.

Rule #6

Another popular take away was rule # 6. In the video, Ben Zander tells this story:

Two prime ministers were discussing issues of state. A field aid enters the room franticly waving his hands. “Sir, I am sorry to interrupt but…” The prime minister stops his trusty aid and says, “Remember rule # 6.” The aid smiles and leaves the room.

A few minutes later, another staff member enters the room clearly upset, hair disheveled saying, “Prime minister, I really need to speak to you. You see…” He, too, is stopped and told to remember rule # 6.

When the meeting is interrupted a third time with the same outcome, the visiting prime minister is overcome with curiosity. “What may I ask is rule number 6?”

Beaming, his colleague answers, “Rule #6 is don’t take yourself too seriously!”

“Well, that is great – what are the other rules?”

“There aren’t any!”

Cross-generational discussion

Attendees participated in cross-generational discussions about possibility, including rule #6.

The Possibilities Imagined

I am always amazed at the caliber and depth of discussion at the Seminar. Adults and kids alike ponder life-changing or affirming issues. These discussions among future thought leaders provide a foundation that builds confidence and tolerance.

Over the weekend we discussed how to examine old assumptions and explore new ways to approach familiar situations. We reflected on how to quiet the negative voice in the head and to remember rule #6. Armed with these and other tools, participants left realizing they have the ability to reshape or rewrite their future. Often that means stepping into unfamiliar territory and taking a risk.

If we can let go of unproductive habits – open up our mind, our heart, and our will to new possibilities – we can impact who we are and strive for what is possible, not just what is likely. It takes looking at something in a new way and being ready for the future. I believe the importance of this concept is that it not only articulates what a leader should do, but also who the leader is.

We have been given a gift of a country filled with bright young minds. Teach them to think. Help them embrace all that is possible.