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Project Talent seeks clues to aging well by tracking former Hawaii teens now in their 70s

  • COURTESY DIANE ESCALANTE

    Members of Leilehua’s Class of 1962 meet up for their 55th reunion at the Leilehua Golf Course Grill on Sept. 30, 2017.

  • COURTESY PROJECT TALENT

    About 5 percent of U.S. high school students took two days of tests in 1960 as part of Project Talent. The goal was to help the country better understand and make the most of the talents of its youth.

  • Leilehua graduate Jerry Persall, pictured now and when he was in high school, participated in Project Talent. The study tracked participants from their teens to retirement age.
  • Leilehua graduate Junarria Narido Burket, pictured now and when she was in high school, participated in Project Talent. The study tracked participants from their teens to retirement age.

In 1960, Junarria Narido Burket and her classmates at Leilehua High School were pulled out of class for two days to take a battery of tests. Read more

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