James and Christian Doucette, twins from Chatham, recently were honored as two of the brightest middle school students in the world at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, Chatham Day School has announced.
The Center for Talented Youth on Oct. 27 honored James and Christian, who are in the eighth grade at Chatham Day School, for their exceptional performance on the college SAT, ACT or similar test as part of the 2012-2013 CTY Talent Search.
This year, more than 35,700 second-through-eighth grade students participated in the CTY Talent Search, which identifies the academic capabilities of advanced students. Students from 50 states and 69 countries participated.
Of the 17,670 seventh and eighth grade participants, 1,075 U.S. and international middle school students scored high enough on their above-grade-level tests to be invited to the ceremony on the Johns Hopkins University campus, the announcement said.The Doucettes, along with their younger sister, Ashlie, have attended Chatham Day School for the past six years.
Chatham Day School, a private school for preschool through eighth grade students on 15 acres in Chatham Township, says it keeps class sizes small to allow students to be active participants in their own education, and to allow teachers to adjust their teaching for students' optimal intellectual and emotional growth.