Students Honored At Recent Johns Hopkins CTY Ceremony

EDISON –High school freshmen Shareef Ibraheem of Piscataway and Zubin Mulji of Edison were honored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth during a special award ceremony held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Rhona Eserner, Upper School Head at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison reported.

CTY, a world leader in gifted education, conducts national and international talent searches to identify, assess, and recognize outstanding academic talent. For over 30 years, CTY has helped talent soar among the world’s brightest young people. Through the Talent Search, high-performing students take a test designed for older students. This above-grade-level testing can reveal more about the academic talents of students who are topping out on grade-level tests.


Ibraheem and Mulji were selected based on their superior performance on the SAT and ACT. Nominations are also solicited from teachers and advisors, and are based on any of the following criteria:

  • Achievement at the 95th percentile or higher on one or more areas of a nationally normed standardized test;
  • Achievement at advanced levels on state tests, designated as scoring in categories such as advanced proficiency, distinguished, honors, or gifted;
  • Demonstration of superior academic performance

Shareef is the son of Dr. Sarafa Ibraheem and Mrs. Shakirat Ibraheem.

Zubin is the son of Naushad and Anisha Mulji.

SIGNIFICANT HONOR … Zubin Mulji of Edison and Shareef Ibraheem of Piscataway pose with their awards following the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth ceremony at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. (Photo courtesy of Wardlaw-Hartridge School)

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