Joshua Lester of Arroyo Grande was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).
Lester was invited to the ceremony sponsored by the center based on his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second- through eighth-grade talent search participants.
Seventh- and eighth-graders took the SAT or ACT, the same tests used for college admissions. Second- through sixth-graders took the SCAT, an above-level test scaled for younger students.
Lester attends Laureate School in San Luis Obispo.