OATAG Young Scholar Award
2015-2016 Winner: Grace Traeger
Grace is a 5th Grader at Community Roots School in Silverton, OR
Two runners up were:
Ashley Bec a fifth grader who attends Wilkes Elementary School in Portland
Jane Brinkley an eighth grader who attends Roosevelt Middle School in Eugene
OATAG awards one outstanding Oregon student the OATAG Young Scholars Award. The OATAG Young Scholars Award is designed to recognize excellence in young children. The award, which includes a certificate and up to a $500 scholarship for a summer program, is awarded each school year. Potential award recipients are students in grades 4 through 8 who have achieved excellence in one of the following areas of endeavor: leadership, visual/performing arts, or academic achievement. A student may be recommended by a teacher, parent, or civic/religious leader.
Award Winners will receive:
To see past YSA Winners, Drummer Article and Press Releases click HERE
A non-profit education organization located in Portland. Their mission is to bring interested students in contact with professions through classes, camps and internships. For more information click on link in Links_of_Interest at right or on the links below.
Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship
August at the Oregon State Fair in Salem
The mission of the Oregon Spellers is to encourage, promote and recognize spelling excellence for the youth of the State of Oregon and to provide, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted (OATAG) and individual supporters and contributors, an annual state-level championship. For more information or to volunteer click on link in Links_of_Interest at right
MathPath offers students of middle school age who are extremely talented in mathematics the summer opportunity to learn and develop at a pace and to a depth that matches their abilities while also providing them the rich social and recreational experience of a residential summer program.
Willamette University Youth Program
Are offered for pre-college youth grades 2-12 during summer, fall and spring terms, and spring break. Science, technology, and humanities classes are small-group, hands-on, experiences for the talented and gifted, and curious and creative. For more information click on link in Links_of_Interest at right.
Southern Oregon University - Academy
A summer residential program for Talented and Highly able students
The ACADEMY program has long been recognized as an outstanding educational opportunity for students inter Pacific Northwest. Students selected for each residential session held on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland, interact with peers of similar abilities while being challenged by creative, imaginative instructors and activities. Students also attend a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. For more information click on link in Links_of_Interest at right.
University of Oregon Youth Enrichment and Gifted Programs
U of O offers programs year round for advanced learners and talented and gifted in grades K-12. For more information click on link in Links of Interest at right.
In search of a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience?
Davidson THINK Summer Institute
Gifted students interested in a challenging academic summer program should consider attending the Davidson THINK Summer Institute on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. This intense three-week residential summer program offers exceptionally gifted 13- to 16-year-old students the opportunity to earn college credits that may be transferable. For more information click on link in Links of Interest at right.
A award-winning online community and website for exceptional students from around the world who love science, technology, engineering and math. Inspired and funded by the John Templeton Foundation, Cogito is a collaboration effort by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth and eight partners - all highly renowned organizations that serve gifted youth.
For more information click on link in Links of Interest at right.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
"The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation supports exceptional students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, direct service, and knowledge creation and dissemination." (All quotes from the Jack Kent Cookeweb site)
Opportunities available through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation:
Advantage Testing Foundation: Math Prize for Girls
The Advantage Testing Foundation sponsors an annual math competition for high-school girls, the largest monetary math prize for girls in the world. Our goal is to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become the mathematical and scientific leaders of tomorrow.
For more information visit: Advantage Testing Foundation: Math Prize for Girls
Upcoming events of interest to Youths
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