Tuesday, October 19

SCHOOL NEWS fairmont racks up 64 awards in johns hopkins talent search

Congratulations to all of Fairmont's winners including Ejay Cho who proudly displays his Top in Country Award.
On October 2, 2010, dozens of students from Fairmont Private School campuses were honored at a Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) awards ceremony held on the campus of Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona.   Fairmont students took home a total of 64 awards, including two Top in Country awards and three Top in State awards.  Sixth grader Ejay Cho placed first in the nation in the SCAT Quantitative category for fifth grade (results were based on tests taken last academic year).  Former Fairmont eighth grader Winston Lee placed first in the nation for his grade level in the SAT Math category.   

The awards ceremony honors students based on their exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second through eighth grade CTY Talent Search participants. Seventh and eighth graders take the SAT or ACT, the same tests used for college admissions. Second through sixth graders take the SCAT, an above-level test scaled for younger students. 

In 2009-10 alone, over 53,000 students from 21 states and the District of Columbia participated in the Talent Searches offered through CTY. About 30 percent of the second and sixth graders who tested this winter earned an invitation to CTY's awards ceremony, and about 25 percent of the seventh and eighth grade testers earned an invitation to an awards ceremony.

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