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We hope the school year is starting off well for everyone! We have some exciting Educators Guild updates to share. First, Monica Joyner has been promoted to Educators Guild Program Manager at the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. Monica will continue her duties as a Family Consultant for our Young Scholars program in addition to taking on the responsibilities associated with this new role. If you would like to send Monica feedback or questions about the Educators Guild, her email address is We have also made some changes to our newsletter distribution. Starting with this issue, we will have quarterly newsletters that cover a gifted education topic in-depth. This issue is focused on mentoring. We have many other exciting items we are working on during the next few months, so stay tuned!

An Interview with a Mentor
Featured Article
Learn how becoming a mentor is fulfilling and rewarding by reading this interview with Dr. Woodbury, who served as a mentor to 2010 Davidson Fellow Laureate Kyle Loh. Also hear what Kyle had to say about their experience.

Ways Students Can Go About Finding a Mentor
It started with an idea, lead to a successful mentorship and produced a significant piece of work. Find out how one Davidson Fellows award recipient found a mentor for his project by reading his tips on locating a helpful professional.

One of the most valuable experiences a gifted student can have is working with a mentor who is caring, supportive, and willing to share his/her time and knowledge. With help and guidance, mentees can learn new skills and investigate potential career interests. Mentors can teach and inspire your gifted child. Mentorships: A Guidebook by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development outlines how to search for a mentor, different types of mentoring relationships, and what characteristics great mentors have.

Davidson Fellows Program Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
Find out what results great mentor relationships have lead to by learning about what past Davidson Fellows scholarship recipients are doing today! In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Davidson Fellows scholarship program, past Davidson Fellows were asked to submit brief quotes and/or success stories about how the scholarship helped them, what they are doing today and anything else they thought would be pertinent: Davidson Fellows Scholarship Recipients - 10th Anniversary Success Stories.
Davidson Institute Updates

Davidson Young Scholar Applications Available
The Davidson Young Scholars program provides FREE services designed to nurture and support profoundly gifted young people and their families, including talent development and educational advocacy, an online community, annual get-togethers, and the Ambassador Program. Applications are due the 1st of each month. The How to Apply and Qualification Criteria pages have recently been updated to provide a clear understanding of the application process.

The Davidson Academy of Nevada
At The Davidson Academy of Nevada, a free public school, the abilities, strengths and interests of profoundly gifted middle and high school students are encouraged and supported. Those who perform at an academic level of advanced middle school or higher in all subjects and score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ or college entrance tests are encouraged to apply. Please review the Application Review Process page for more information.

Announcing the 2010 Davidson Fellows
Meet the 2010 Davidson Fellows! Davidson Fellows have completed graduate-level projects/portfolios that have the potential to benefit society. Each will receive a scholarship and be recognized for their achievements at a special awards reception sponsored by U.S. Senators Harry Reid (NV) and Chuck Grassley (IA) in Washington, D.C.

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