Top high school students get inside view of Clemson

By Allison Caldwell

High School Students visit Clemson UniversityNearly 200 top 9th and 10th graders from across the southeast have been selected to spend one of five weekends at the Youth Learning Institute in Pickens this spring. Their aim is to get an up-close look at Clemson, sharpen their academic skills, take on outdoor adventure challenges and have fun with new friends.

Clemson’s Challenge for Academically Talented Students (C-CATS), seeks students who are among the top 10 percent of their classes and are expected to score 1300 or above on the SAT. This year the program received over 2,300 referrals from guidance counselors across South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

“C-CATS gives us an opportunity to support the academic goals of the University and to give young people tools for a brighter future,” said Brad Cuttino, site director at the Youth Learning Institute’s Education Center.

For information: Lori Gugan, 864-878-1041,