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Student honored for high test performance

Mihir Majeti displays his certificate from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. (courtesy photo)

Student honored for high test performance

Mihir Majeti has been honored as one of the brightest students in the world by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Majeti, a student at Marshall Middle School, was honored for exceptional performance on the SAT, ACT, School and College Ability Test, or similar assessment taken as part of the CTY Talent Search. CTY uses above-grade-level testing to identify advanced students from around the world and provide a clear picture of their academic abilities.

Mihir was one of more than 15,300 students from 76 countries who joined CTY in the 2021-22 Talent Search year. Less than 27 percent of those participants qualified for the CTY ceremony, receiving either high or grand honors based on their test scores.

This was CTY’s second virtual ceremony. Honorees’ family and friends from around the world joined the celebration, which included congratulatory remarks, a photo booth, social wall and live informational breakout sessions.

CTY’s executive director Dr. Amy Shelton congratulated the honorees for their outstanding achievement.

“This is not just recognition of our students’ success on one test, but a salute to their love of discovery and learning, and all the knowledge they have accumulated in their young lives so far,” Shelton said. “It is exciting to think about all the ways in which they will use that potential to discover their passions, engage in rewarding and enriching experiences, and achieve remarkable things – in their communities and in the world.”

Honorees also qualified for CTY’s Online and On-Campus Summer Programs. CTY offers more than 250 online courses for advanced students grades 2-12 in subjects including mathematics, computer programming, chemistry, physics, reading and writing. CTY will also host two on-campus summer course sessions at sites across the U.S. this year, including Johns Hopkins University, Loyola Marymount University and University of California, Santa Cruz.

A global leader in gifted education since 1979, CTY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit academic center of the Johns Hopkins University. CTY identifies and develops academically talented students in grades 2-12 and supports their growth through accredited, advanced online and on-campus courses, student support services, and research.

The CTY community includes students, alumni and donors from across the U.S. and 75 countries worldwide. The CTY welcomes bright students from all backgrounds, regardless of race, culture, gender identity and expression, twice exceptionality, or income level. Visit cty.jhu.edu.