Northwest NEWS

May 29, 2000

School

Top students recognized for academic excellence

   The Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University, a gifted youth program of international scope, held special awards ceremonies on May 21 to honor hundreds of top students in grades 5 through 8.

   The students are participants in CTY's Talent Search, which invites students presently scoring at the 97th percentile or higher on school standardized tests to take additional exams considered above-grade-level. These higher-level tests provide families with a more precise assessment of a child's verbal and mathematical reasoning talents.

   Fifth and sixth grade students who scored approximately in the top 30 percent on the PLUS Academic Abilities Assessment compared to all CTY Talent Search students will be honored at Celebrations of Talent. Seventh and eighth graders who scored approximately in the top 22 percent on the college SAT compared to all CTY Talent Search students will be honored at Awards Ceremonies. Also recognized are students scoring in the top 10 percent of Talent Search students taking CTY's Spatial Test Battery (STB).

   Washington's Top Scoring Students in the Johns Hopkins University CTY Talent Search 2000: Seventh Grade Verbal: Taylor Laflam, Skyview Jr. High School, 1st place. Eighth Grade Math: Jonathan Dethloff, Northshore Junior High, 2nd place.

   Young students state awards recipients: J. Frederick Ball, Woodinville, Woodinville Montessori; Amy Cattle, Woodinville, Woodin Elementary School; John Choi, Mill Creek, Cedarwood Elementary School; Tyler Emsky, Fall City, Fall City Elementary School; Gary Gonzalez, Woodinville, Hollywood Hill School; Sean Gottschalk, Woodinville, Woodin Elementary School.

   SAT State Award Recipients: Sam Alkhoury, Duvall, Tolt Middle School; David Bander, Woodinville, Leota Junior High School; Donald Birch, Bothell, Canyon Park Junior High School; James Brinson, Woodinville, Northshore Junior High School; Sarah Caley, Redmond, Northshore Junior High School; Yewleh Chee, Woodinville, Redmond Junior High School; Jennifer Chin, Seattle, Kenmore Junior High School; Shawn Connolly, Woodinville, Leota Junior High School; Jonathan Dethloff, Bothell, Northshore Junior High School; Kevin Dick, Woodinville, Leota Junior High School; Kayla Feld, Kirkland, Kenmore Junior High School; Jason Franks, Woodinville, Redmond Junior High School; Todd Fredrick, Kenmore Junior High School; Chioke Harris, Mill Creek, Lakeside Middle School; Alix Jones, Woodinville, The Overlake School; Ashley Keilman, Woodinville, Northshore Junior High; James Kelley, Woodinville, Bellevue Christian School; Taylor Laflam, Bothell, Skyview Junior High School; Anna Lee, Redmond, Northshore Junior High School; David Martin, Kenmore, Kenmore Junior High School; Andrew Mullins, Mill Creek, Heatherwood Middle School; Peter Mullins, Mill Creek, Heatherwood Middle School; Taylor Phillips, Woodinville, Leota Junior High School; Catherine Riedo, Redmond, Northshore Junior High School; Carl Romao, Redmond, Northshore Junior High School; Stephanie Rubstello, Woodinville, Bellevue Christian School; Nick Shram, Woodinville, Kenmore Junior High School; Daniel Sito, Woodinville, Timbercrest Junior High School; Kyle Sogge, Woodinville, Timbercrest Junior High School; Shivani Srivastava, Woodinville, The Overlake School; Elizabeth Trower, Woodinville, The Overlake School; Jason Tsay, Bothell, Northshore Junior High School; Elizabeth Uherek Cummins, Woodinville, The Overlake School; Bo Wang, Woodinville, Northshore Junior High School; David Wang, Renton, Northshore Junior High School; Andrew Wicklund, Kenmore, Kenmore Junior High School; Xyu Zhang, Kenmore, Kenmore Junior High School.

   STB state award recipient: Elizabeth Trower, Woodinville, The Overlake School.