Carson Elementary fifth graders Miles Holman and Jeffrey Wilkins were honored as part of the top three percent of students in Washington state based on their Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) scores in mathematics and/or reading, or on a nationally standardized test.
The two students were among 1,100 fifth through eighth graders recently recognized at a May 7 ceremony sponsored by the Washington Search for Young Scholars as part of the Robinson Center.
Miles and Jeffrey had to score either in the top three percent of all students taking either the WASL in math and reading, or on a nationally standardized achievement or aptitude tests in reading/verbal or mathematics/quantitative skills.
The awards are given under the auspices of the University of Washington's Robinson Center which operates the Washington Search for Young Scholars.
This is the second year of the program that seeks to provide recognition of Washington's academically advanced students. In addition, the program seeks to encourage school districts, colleges and universities on the west coast of the United States to offer new and additional programs, similar to those found on the east coast, for advanced students.