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Hi! My name is Eric Fan and I live in New Jersey (it doesn't suck, as long as you're not in an urban area). I am a freshman in high school, and I was part of CTY for two years (three sessions):

Site: Carlisle
RA: Peter
Course: Mathematics of Money
Instructor: David
TA: Brianna

Site: Bristol
RA: Sam
Course: Fundamentals of Computer Science
Instructor: Mr. Chissoe
TA: Isabel

Site: Lancaster
RA: Marcus
Course: Data Structures and Algorithms
Instructor: Mr. Sea
TA: David

Unfortunately, I will most likely never attend CTY again.
Although my age is not an issue, I already have plans for next summer (they do not include CTY). The main issue is, a session of CTY is three weeks, or a third of the summer. As I'm now in high school, I want to do some quintessential high school activities, like volunteering in the community, studying in school over the summer, maybe even getting a summer job. However, I will never forget the great memories I made at CTY. I will undoubtedly get some PCTYD, but hopefully it will subside as I start this new chapter in my life.

I like you, I love you, I CTY you, I love CTY, and I love the Passionfruit (even though I never went since I could never wake up that early after staying up until 2AM, but Passionfruit juice is pretty good and I drink it on a daily basis)

-Eric Fan
10:32 PM

My least-favorite part of CTY is classes (which are inevitable) while my favorite parts are American Pie and buying stuff without my parents knowing. For this reason, out of the three sites I have been to, I like Lancaster the most. Turkey Hill and, more importantly, CVS, are both very close, so I was able to go to CVS on 7/22/2023 and spend $15 on a six-pack of Evian water and another $5 on a 1.5L bottle of Fiji water. My parents would never let me do that at home, even though Fiji and Evian do taste better than most other brands. Yes, water can taste different, get over it. Here is my personal bottled water brand tier list:

S: Acqua Panna
A: Fiji
B: Poland Spring, Deer Park, LifeWTR, Smartwater, CORE Hydration, Evian
C: Nestle Pure Life, Aquafina, Dasani, Essentia

In addition to drinking expensive water, I also like listening to music. Here is my favorite song from each decade:

(title | author)

1940s: The Fat Man | Fats Domino
1950s: Johnny B. Goode | Chuck Berry
1960s: Walking to New Orleans | Fats Domino
1970s: American Pie | Don McLean
1980s: Forever Young | Alphaville
1990s: The Downeaster "Alexa" | Billy Joel
2000s: Everytime We Touch | Cascada
2010s: The Nights | Avicii

Many difficult decisions were made. There are many other amazing songs, mostly from the 1950s, 1960s, 2000s, and 2010s, that I listen to often.