Little Miss Smartypants was recognized by Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development on Saturday as one of the top 1% of scorers on the ACT: Explore. We missed the $500 scholarship by one point but I think by that smile you can tell she doesn't care.
The ACT: Explore is a test of Math, Science, Reading and English given to 8th graders as an early indicator of college readiness. Miss Smartypants is in the 4th grade.
The one thing I remarked on was that there were so few little girls at the awards ceremony. We so need to increase our girls' exposure to math and science opportunities, either in the classroom, home study or through enrichment programs catered specifically to the needs of gifted children.