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F.C. Student Named Talented Youth by Johns Hopkins

Tasman Loutfi, a student from Falls Church, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

The center honored Loutfi, a participant in the 2011 CTY Talent Search, for his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented second through eighth grade students.

During the talent search, advanced young learners take above-grade level tests designed for older students as a means of gaining insight into their abilities.

Tasman, a student at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, was one of more than 50,000 students worldwide who participated in this year’s CTY Talent Search. Because of the difficulty of the tests, only 25 to 30 percent of students who participated earned an invitation to a CTY’s Awards Ceremony.