Danville Express

Living - June 22, 2007

Of Note

Recognizing academic talents

Christopher Antoun, a fifth-grader at Vista Grande Elementary School in Danville, was honored June 2 at a ceremony at Cal State East Bay by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth program. Christopher was invited to this awards ceremony based on an exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second through eighth grade Talent Search participants.

Since 1979, CTY has sought the most academically able elementary- and middle-school students and encouraged their enrollment in the annual fall CTY Talent Search, open September through November. Students then test in December or January.

The results of these tests give families a better idea of a child's academic talents, particularly in comparison to the thousands of other academically talented students in the Talent Search. Students test scores may qualify them for CTY's summer programs and distance education courses.

Danville Rotary awards students

The Danville Rotary Club has awarded five students from San Ramon Valley High School with $1,000 each toward their college education, including Sam Sutton, Club President Jeff Behring, Caleb Peterson, Samantha Dullea, Emery Downes and Christine Burke. The awards were given for scholastic excellence coupled with leadership in school and community service activities. Peterson was awarded a special Rotary Club "Service above Self" Scholarship for demonstrated leadership in community service activities.


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