More than 350 seventh grade and underage eighth grade students were honored recently at The Johns Hopkins University for their outstanding talent in verbal, mathematical or general reasoning ability, discovered in a talent search conducted by the university.

The students represent the top 2 to 3 percent of approximatedly 15,000 students from more than 2,000 schools throughout Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia who took the College Board's Scholastic Aptitude Test in January. More than one-fourth of the students scored higher on the verbal and/or mathematics portion of the test than the average college-bound 12th grader of their sex.

The following suburban Virginia students were honored. Those whose names appear in bold type also received special recognition at a dinner for 64 students who scored 630 or above (out of a possible 800 points) on the verbal portion or 700 or above on the math portion of the SAT.

Daniel Blum, Vienna; Elaine Chachkin, Arlington; Myra Chachkin, Arlington; David Covin, Falls Church; John Crouch, Arlington; Virginia Crouch, Arlington; John Cunningham, Alexandria; David Fridley, Staunton; Keith Kessler, Vienna; Ronald Hohauser, Alexandria; Gunther Anderson, Vienna; Nathaniel Connally, Arlington; Elizabeth Dees, Alexandria; John Dinan, Alexandria; James Duc, Annandale; Aliza Gold, Vienna; James Guba, Springfield; Simon Jacobs, Reston; Nadine Johnson, Arlington; Gail Karp, Arlington; Monica Leimone, Arlington; Jay Majors, Alexandria; Wally Maloney, McLean; Jessica Manke Arlington; David Martin, Reston; Sonia Marx, Lorton; Deborah Meister, Alexandria; Thomas Mendum, Annandale; Jennifer Middleton, Great Falls; John Mueller, Arlington; Benjamin Swift, Arlington; Jerome Tao, McLean; Andrew Tomkins, Fairfax, and Spilman White, Hamilton.