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December 17, 2013 > Fremont student honored at Johns Hopkins

Fremont student honored at Johns Hopkins

Submitted By Hailng Wang

Hudson Shou, a student from Fremont, was honored as one of the brightest middle school students in the world at a national awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

The Center honored Hudson, a student at California Connections Academy Charter School, for his exceptional performance as a middle school student on the college SAT, ACT or similar test as part of the 2012-2013 CTY Talent Search. CTY uses above-grade-level tests (such as the college SAT for middle school students) because they provide a clear picture of advanced studentsÕ academic abilities.

Of the 17,670 seventh and eighth grade participants in the 2012-13 CTY Talent Search, only 1,075 U.S. and international middle school students scored high enough on their above-grade-level tests to be invited to the ceremony on the Johns Hopkins University campus.

Of the invited students, at least 106 students achieved a perfect score on the reading or math section of the test taken, including three students who received 800 on both math and verbal sections of the SAT.

ÒUnder the skin, beneath the divisions and differences, human intelligence is a force that knows no geographical or linguistic or ideological distinctions,Ó said Elaine Hansen, executive director of CTY. ÒToday we take a moment to recognize these young students for their remarkable achievements. We also honor the parents and educators who have helped these promising young people on their road to success.Ó

For more information, or to enroll in this yearÕs CTY Talent Search, visit http://cty.jhu.edu/talent/.

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