Monday, December 15, 2014

David Wendt- Honored at Johns Hopkins CTY Ceremony

In mid-October, David Wendt, an 8th grade student at Island Trees Memorial Middle School, was honored at a national awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.  The CTY honored David for his outstanding performance as a middle school student on the college SAT as part of the 2013-2014 CTY Talent Search.

According to the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, there were more than 33,470 second-through-eighth grade participants in the CTY Talent Search, which identifies and recognizes the academic capabilities of advanced students around the world. Students from 50 states and 67 countries participated in the 2013-2014 Talent Search.
Of the 16,459 seventh and eighth grade participants in the 2013-14 CTY Talent Search, only 960 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 85 students achieved a perfect score on the reading or math section of the test taken, including one student from Maryland who received 800 on both math and verbal sections of the SAT.  CTY's Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) also recognizes students under the age of 13 who achieve a score of 700 or higher on the SAT. There were 413 students who met SET's qualifications for the 2013-2014 academic year and were invited to the Grand Ceremony. 
We are proud that David was recognized by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth for earning a 710 score on the SAT.  What a wonderful accomplishment and the entire Island Trees Community are extremely proud of David's achievements!

Dr. Roger Bloom, Principal, Island Trees Memorial Middle School