NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
October 5, 2012 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Suzanne Student Receives Award from Johns Hopkins University
WALNUT, CA--Suzanne Middle School 8th grader Mike Bao has been awarded High Honors by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Gifted Youth (CTY).
He received the International Verbal and Mathematics Talent Search award for being among the highest scoring participants in the 2012 academic year.
Mike has been awarded a One-Course Scholarship at Pitzer College for his outstanding ACT or SAT scores in the CTY Talent Search.
The scholarship provides tuition and fees for a single three-credit course valid through August 2014.
Mike is also a member of the school’s MATHCOUNTS and Science Olympiad teams and won medals at the 2012 State Competitions. He is also an accomplished pianist winning numerous awards including California State Finalist at the2012 Bach Festival Competition. He has raised money for World Vision by hosting and performing in a concert and enjoys performing at Senior Centers.
Mike and his family have been invited to attend the 2012 Grand Ceremony on October 28 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
"In truth, there is no such thing as talent; there is only hard work,” Bao said.
Suzanne Middle School 8th grade Mike Bao has received an award for outstanding achievement from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Gifted Youth (CTY).