CONGRATULATIONS to St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy’s 5th grader Brandon Park, who achieved the Grand Honors recognition in Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)’s 2019-2020 Talent Search!
According to CTY’s press release, more than 15,000 students in grades two through eight tested through its Talent Search between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, representing all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Armed Forces installations in Europe and the Pacific, as well as more than 70 countries. Above-grade-level testing is used to identify advanced students and provide a clear picture of their true academic abilities.
Brandon is among nearly 1,400 students who received the 2020 Grand Honors awards in January for scoring in the top 9% on their respective assessment tests.
Mrs. Kang, Brandon’s mom, credits St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy for his award. In sharing the great news with Ms. Hanna, Mrs. Kang says, “I really appreciate you and teachers at SAA. Without your dedication and teaching, my son wouldn’t achieve this valuable award. We are so proud of being a SAA family.”
We are very proud of Brandon of his achievement and blessed that he and his family are part of St. Andrew’s too!
* Center for Talented Youth’s Talent Search testing options include School and College Ability Test (SCAT), SAT, PSAT 8/9, ACT, Spatial Test Battery (STB), and Testing for Students in East Asia.
** Center for Talented Youth is a global leader in gifted education since 1979, and is focused on recognizing academic talent in exceptional elementary, middle, and high school students and supporting their growth with courses, services, and resources designed to meet their specific needs. CTY draws students from 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide. Each year, CTY awards more than $5 million in need-based financial aid to families.