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Students Earn Duke TIP State Recognition

posted May 17, 2017, 8:43 AM by Lee Stephens   [ updated May 17, 2017, 8:43 AM ]
To take the ACT or SAT while in the 7th grade is out of the norm to be sure. However, students who are invited to take one of these exams as a 7th grader are already out of the norm, at least intellectually. The Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level college-entrance exams to learn more about their abilities. Duke TIP then hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders who scored the highest on these ACT or SAT exams. Three Seneca Middle School students – Michael Davis, Elise Halbig and Brooke Lindsey – have learned that they will be recognized at the state level based upon their high scores. Not only will they receive a medal for their achievement but participation in the 7th Grade Talent Search also affords them the opportunity to participate in a number of summer enrichment and educational programs offered at a variety of college campuses and destination locations.