Edinburg elementary student honored in talent competition

Annie Kate Walsh of Edinburg was recently honored as one of the brightest young students in the nation at a regional awards ceremony sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

The center honored Annie Kate, a student at W.W. Robinson Elementary School, for her exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented students in grades two to eight.

As part of the CTY talent search, going on now, she took an above-grade level test to spot academic talent and reveal gaps between a child’s academic program and his or her actual capacity for learning. Seventh and eighth graders take the SAT or ACT tests used for college admissions. All students can take the above-level School and College Ability Test.

Annie Kate was one of more than 38,000 students from more than 120 countries who participated in the CTY Talent Search and one of 30 percent that earned an invitation to a CTY awards ceremony.