Top Students Recognized for Academic Excellence!

Several UNIS Hanoi students have been honoured as some of the brightest young students in the world by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

These students received a High Honours Award for their exceptional performance on either the School and College Ability Test (SCAT) or the Spatial Test Battery (STB) assessments taken as part of the CTY Talent Search. The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s High Honours Awards celebrate Talent Search students from around the world who have earned high scores on tests of verbal, mathematical, or spatial ability. CTY uses above-grade-level testing to identify advanced students from around the world and provide a clear picture of their true academic abilities. 

This means they are one of more than 16,000 students from 66 countries who tested with CTY in the 2019-20 Talent Search year. Less than a quarter of CTY Talent Search testers qualify for CTY High Honors Awards. Of the students who took the tests in Vietnam, only eight students achieved a High Honours Award. Six of the students came from UNIS Hanoi. In fact, one-third of the UNIS Hanoi students who took the assessments qualified for High Honours. 

List of Honorees

Young Geun, G9, Math
Yu Jeong, G5, Math
Isabella, G8, Verbal
Nghia, G7, Math and Verbal
Chomporn, G7, Math
Jakub, G8, Math and Verbal

The potential they have to distinguish themselves in future academic and career pursuits is tremendous. Honorees also qualified for CTY's summer and online programmes, through which advanced students can form a community of engaged learners with other advanced students from around the world. Moreover, over 80% of the UNIS Hanoi students who took these assessments qualified for the CTY programme. This is further evidence of the exceptional abilities of UNIS Hanoi students who are challenged to “learn, think, and reflect critically in an inspiring environment, using a dynamic curriculum that exceeds international standards.” 

"We are thrilled to celebrate these students for their hard work and academic achievements," said Amy Lynne Shelton, CTY's interim executive director and director of research. "While we honor this achievement, we also celebrate their potential for finding success in college and a career, serving their communities, and cultivating a love of learning that will last a lifetime."

UNIS Hanoi congratulates you for your excellence!

About The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

A global leader in gifted education since 1979, CTY is focused on recognizing academic talent in exceptional K-12 students and supporting their growth with courses, services, and resources specifically designed to meet their needs. CTY draws students from 50 states and 81 countries worldwide. CTY's Summer Programmes for bright students are held at 25 sites in the United States and Hong Kong. In addition, there are more than 15,500 enrollments in CTY Online Programmes courses and more than 3,290 enrollments in CTY Family Academic Programmes each year.