St. Helena School in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, announced 21 of its eighth grade students have been named Johns Hopkins scholars.
Scholarships from the Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth prepare the students for top levels of academic achievement and leadership through participation in rigorous summer programs, distance education courses, a mentoring program and academic support provided by a personal educational adviser, according to the organization’s website.
To qualify for the scholarship, students must score at the 95th percentile on Terra Nova standardized tests in one of three categories: reading/language, math or total score. This means the students place in the top 5 percent in the nation for their academic studies.
The scholars will take the SAT tests usually reserved for high school juniors and seniors in January 2015.
The St. Helena students are Kyle Kane, Maddie Niekelski, Michael Krumenacker, Jimmy Rolley, Ellie Maransky, Ryan Schilling, Joey McKenna, Andrew Shapiro, Ryan McManness, Quinn Brogan, Sarah Alessandrini, Joey Cahill, John Bushner, Adela Celoni, Robbie Calabro, Grace Dittrich, Paige Culp, Nicole Esposito, Matt DeLello, Grant Giampalmi and Matt Horenci.