BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School student Sandya Subramanian, along with a select group of middle school students from the U.S. and around the world, were honored as some of the brightest young students in the world at a national award ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Oct. 19.
 
Subramanian was honored for her exceptional performance as a middle schooler on the above-grade-level School and College Ability Test as part of the 2013-2014 CTY Talent Search when she was in seventh grade. CTY uses above-grade-level tests because they provide a clear picture of advanced students’ academic abilities.
 
 
This year, there were more than 33,400 second through eighth grade participants in the CTY Talent Search from 50 states and 67 countries.
 
Of the 16,459 seventh and eighth grade participants in the 2013-14 CTY Talent Search, only 960 United States and international middle school students scored high enough to earn an invitation to a CTY Grand Ceremony where they were individually honored for their academic performance and potential.

 
Prior to this CTY award, Subramanian was also recognized with five awards for 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing at the Northeast Regional level (CT, DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, ME, NH, RI, VT - ages 12 to 17). Subramanian received four Silver Keys and one Honorable Mention under various categories. She was one among the four award winners in the Bridgewater-Raritan school district. The remaining three students were from the Bridgewater-Raritan High School.
 
In addition to her academic achievements and her huge passion for reading, Subramanian plays viola and guitar. She is also an active player in team sports like basketball. This young talent, who designed and programmed a sensory robot, is currently the Project Lead in an engineering club to design using a limited budget.