Excellent Performance in Contest Organized by Johns Hopkins University

The John Hopkins University Talent Search identifies top academic students by offering them challenging educational programs.  Students who have scored in the 95th percentile or higher on a state or nationally normed standardized reasoning test are eligible to participate in this experience. Nadia Abajian, David Arzumanian, Dylan Bouchakian, and Shant Haroutounian from class of 2014; Levon Avedikian and Arman Khachatrian from class of 2013; and Haroutun Nazarian from class of 2012 participated in this contest taking the SCAT (6th grade) and SAT (7th & 8th grades) tests, respectively. All Merdinian students performed above their grade levels, 7th and 8th grade students competing with 12th graders and 6th grade students competing with 9th graders.  A number of the students qualify for Summer Academic Programs and/or Distance Education Courses based on their SCAT scores.  Haroutun’s results are notable.  On the national level, Haroutun has scored better than 70-75% of the 12th graders in the SAT Writing, Reading, and Math sections.  On the statewide level, he has scored better than 68-74% of the 12th graders in the same subject areas.  The Merdinian Administration, Faculty, and Staff are extremely proud of Haroutun’s profound accomplishment and success.
Congratulations to our students, teachers, administration, and parents for these outstanding results in the Johns Hopkins Talent Search contest!