WASHINGTON D.C. - Fifty-three years after the landmark Project Talent study was first administered, researchers are seeking the classes 1960-63 from Tyner High School to discover what became of their lives.
In 1960, Project Talent assessed the aptitudes and abilities, hopes and expectations of 440,000 high school students from across America.
"The Project Talent generation is very important in the history of this country," Sabine Horner, Project Talent's Director of Outreach and Communications, said. "They came of age during an era of great upheaval and they transformed the United States as we knew it."
Large studies that follow people from adolescence to retirement are both rare and extremely valuable, according to a news release. Such studies allow researchers to make connections between early life experiences and later life outcomes.
Members of the classes of 1960-1963 from Tyner High School are asked to contact Project Talent to provide details of where they can be contacted to receive further information.