Johns Hopkins University Awards Stimson Student

Christina Bogdani receiving her award this past Saturday at Long Island University.
Christina Bogdani receiving her award this past Saturday at Long Island University.

Christina Bogdani, a student from Stimson Middle School, was recently honored as one of the brightest young students in the nation at a statewide awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

The Center honored Christina, a participant in the CTY Talent Search, for her exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented second-through-eighth-grade students.

During the CTY Talent Search, which is going on now, advanced young learners take above-grade level tests designed for older students as a means of gaining insight into their abilities. Seventh and eighth graders take the SAT or ACT—the same tests used for college admissions. These students, along with second through sixth graders, can take the School and College Ability Test (SCAT), an above-level test.