Young Pangasinense makes it to John Hopkins Talented Youth program
A 14-year old Pangasinense based in Pennsylvania, U.S.A has been selected among 200 talented youths from a field of 57,000 applicants worldwide for the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth program.
The applicants for the program were elementary and middle school students who distinguished themselves through special testing among the most academically-gifted young students in the U.S.A.
Ethan Keane J. Siapno, in 9th grade at Havertown Middle School, PA, is the son of Erwin J. Siapno, a medical scientist employed at Lantenau, PA, and the former Maria Elisa Juan.
Erwin Siapno is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ernesto C. Siapno of Barangay Malued in Dagupan City and Bani, Pangasinan, great grandson of the late Barangay Malued Chairman Tranquilino Siapno.
Perfecta Calimlim Siapno, great grandmother of Ethan, said she “is excited by apo’s performance”.
Dr. Lea Ybarra, executive director of the Center for Talented Youth, said the success of gifted children are largely influenced by the support of parents and teachers.
“Parents who support and encourage their children, and teachers who inspire through their knowledge and passion for a subject, create engaged young people who are well prepared to lead and shape tomorrow’s world,” Ybarra said.
Leading them to their success, she said, are parents and educators. “Parents who support and encourage their children, and teachers who inspire through their knowledge and passion for a subject, create engaged young people who are well prepared to lead and shape tomorrow’s world.”
Now in its third decade of service, CTY identifies America’s top students in grades two through eight, and provides programs, services, and resources to help them make the most of their advanced academic abilities.
Pennsylvania’s Awards Ceremonies are scheduled at a Albright College on October 3.
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