Davidson Young Scholars - Success Stories


Davidson Young Scholar Success Stories

Please click on the Young Scholar’s name to read their story.  We will continue to add additional Success Stories, so be sure to check back. Thank you to the Young Scholars and their families for submitting their stories!

Adam’s Story
Includes Young Scholars program, taking SAT in sixth grade and the THINK Summer Institute.

AJ’s Story
Includes Young Scholar Summits and online seminars, plus attending The Davidson Academy.

Alex’s Story
Includes making social connections through the Young Scholars program, as well as parenting support.

Annika’s Story
Includes Young Scholars program, Young Scholar Summits and parent eLists, and the THINK Summer Institute.

Benjamin’s Story
Includes homeschooling, the THINK Summer Institute, and social connections made through the Young Scholars program at the annual Young Scholar Summit.

Brennan and Sadie’s Story
Includes Young Scholar siblings, music and history interests, talent development and the decision to homeschool.

Cherylyn’s Story
Includes Young Scholar online seminars, early college and mathematics competitions.

Elizabeth’s Story
Includes homeschooling, Hurricane Katrina and the Young Scholar Ambassadors program.

Eric’s Story
Includes living in a rural area, grade acceleration, Young Scholar online parenting seminars and eLists and the Davidson Fellows scholarship.

Hagan’s Story
Includes school for the deaf, acceleration and Young Scholar online seminars.

Ian's Story
Includes Young Scholars program, dealing with boredom, A Nation Deceived and acceleration, the Young Scholar Summit and making new friends.

Jack A.'s Story
Includes Young Scholars program, Genius Denied, Young Scholar Summits, successful advocacy efforts and the THINK Summer Institute.

Jack M.’s Story
Includes finding a good schooling situation, homeschooling, working with a Young Scholar Family Consultant.

Jen’s Story
Includes Young Scholars program and parent eLists.

Jesse O.’s Story
Includes advanced violin lessons, chess competitions acceleration and early college.

Jesse S.’s Story
Includes Young Scholars program, challenges finding a good schooling situation, Stanford’s EPGY Online High School, acceleration.

John's Story
Includes Young Scholars program and early college.

Jonathan H.'s Story
Includes Young Scholars program, Young Scholar Summit and online courses.

Jonathan M.’s Story
Includes Young Scholar Ambassador Program, Young Scholar Summits and early college.

Julia's Story
Includes Young Scholars program, making friends, homeschooling, Young Scholar Summits, eLists and online seminars.

Lucy's Story
Includes Young Scholars program, working with a Family Consultant, advocacy and academic acceleration.

Mallie's Story
Includes Young Scholars program, homeschooling, Davidson Gifted Database resources, early signs of giftedness and the Young Scholar Summit.

Mairead and Reagan’s Story
Includes Young Scholar siblings, asynchronous development, distance learning, homeschooling, dual enrollment, early college, subject acceleration, and becoming gifted advocates in local school district.

Mason’s Story
Includes NASA Space Grant Consortium Internship and connections made at Young Scholar Summits.

Milo’s Story
Includes Young Scholars program, homeschooling and early college.

Omar’s Story
Includes early college, a Young Scholar Summit and making peer connections.

Rachel and David's Story
Includes Young Scholar siblings, Genius Denied, Young Scholar Summit and parent network, and The Davidson Academy.

Rebekah's Story
Includes Young Scholars program, working with a Family Consultant, advocating for acceleration and using the Iowa Acceleration Scale.

Renison's Story
Includes Young Scholars program, Young Scholar Summits, eLists, homeschooling, working with a Family Consultant, advocacy and enrolling in regional public high school for highly gifted students.

Ryan’s Story
Includes Genius Denied, Missouri state policy and finding peers in the Young Scholars program.

Shiloh’s Story
Includes connecting with local Young Scholar families to form a homeschooling group.

Spencer’s Story
Includes Young Scholars program, Young Scholar Summits, homeschooling, working with a Family Consultant, advocacy and academic acceleration.

Stephanie's Story
Includes Young Scholars program, eLists and online seminars, working with a Family Consultant.

Vanessa’s Story
Includes living in a rural area, homeschooling, accelerated online classes, Duke’s Talent Identification Program (TIP), the annual Young Scholar Summit.

Zachery’s Story
Includes making social connections at a Young Scholar Summit.

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