Nikunj Agarwal, Y8, and Carlo Chow, Y7, have received high-achievement awards from John Hopkins University Centre for Talented Youth (CTY).
Carlo and Nikunj were recognised for the exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level tests. Nikunj took the SAT (the same test used for US college admissions) and Carlo the School and College Ability Test (SCAT).
The awardees were selected from more than 33,000 students from 60-plus countries who participated in the CTY Talent Search this year. Because of the difficulty of the tests, only a small percentage who participated earned an invitation to a CTY Awards Ceremony where they are individually honoured for their academic performance and potential. Most students honoured in 2015 CTY Award Ceremonies also qualified for CTY’s summer courses and online classes.
“Congratulations to all of the outstanding young people recognized as part of the CTY Awards Ceremonies for their willingness to challenge themselves by taking a test originally designed for significantly older students,” said Elaine Tuttle Hansen, executive director of CTY. “This is an opportunity to recognize these students’ achievements but to also honor the parents and educators who have nurtured and supported their intellectual growth and development.”