Jackson Dillard, a student from Falls Church, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).
Dillard was invited to this awards ceremony sponsored by CTY based on an exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second through eighth grade Talent Search participants. Seventh and eighth graders took the SAT or ACT – the same tests used for college admissions. Second through sixth graders took the SCAT, an above-level test scaled for younger students.
Dillard, who attends the New School of Northern Virginia School in Fairfax, joined other award recipients at the recent state ceremony, and was individually honored by Johns Hopkins for his academic performance and promise.