Several suburban Maryland students have received special recognition for their outstanding potential and talent in the areas of verbal, mathematical or general reasoning ability.

They were discovered in a talent search conducted by The Johns Hopkins University. Students from more than 1,500 schools participated in the talent search, designed to identify exceptional seventh and underage eighth grade students and assist them in accelerating and enriching their training.

Suburban Maryland students who were recognized are: Sandra M. Aamodt, of Rockville; Matthew C. Bamberger, of Bethesda; Theodore E. Berman, of Olney; John T. Birmingham, of Silver Spring; Aaron Bittner, of Thurmont; Daivd M. Chao, of Potomac; Rei Y. Chen, of Silver Spring; Brian W. Colder, of Glen Burme; Glenn Cooper, of Rockville; Maria Daniels, of Bethesda; Steven G. desJardins, of Columbia; Jacqueline L. Duby, of Silver Spring, Vincent J. Farozic, of Rockville; John B. Geagan, of Beltsville; Jennifer R. Greene, of Silver Spring; Joseph P. Gvozdas, of Upper Marlboro; John Harper, of Bowie; Mare J. Intrater, of Rockville; Manasseh Katz, of Wheaton; Carolyn Korsower, of Gaithersburg; Eric G. Ledbetter, of Cheverly; Kelly J. Lindenmuth, of Columbia; Louisa C. Lund, of Chevy Chase; Kristin A. Majeska, of Hyattsville; Kichui J. Nam, of Silver Spring; David S. Parker, of Gaithersburg; Lisa M. Rohleder, of Glen Burnie; Naomi L. Ruff, of Rockville; Thomas K. Scott, of Columbia; Kamala Sundaram, of Columbia, and Kenneth S. Weiss, of Bowie.