Congratulations to FHCDS 7th-grader Sahara Muhammad for participating in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) talent search and receiving the Grand Honors Award, CTY’s highest honor. Sahara earned this award by scoring exceptionally high on an above-grade-level exam, the SAT. She scored in the 94th percentile among U.S. students who took the same exam.
Sahara’s performance on the SAT also resulted in her being invited to join CTY’s Julian C. Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) program. Students qualify for SET by taking the SAT before age 13 and scoring at least 700 on either the Math or Verbal (Critical Reading or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) test. In 2019, only 500 participants under the age of 13 worldwide qualified for SET.
Her performance was also recognized by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, which accepted Sahara into their highly competitive Davidson’s Young Scholars program. This program offers enrichment programs and services designed to nurture the intellectual, social, emotional, and academic development of profoundly intelligent young people between the ages of 5 and 18.