2017-08-30 / School News

Edmund Burke 7th graders participate in Duke University Talent Program


Edmund Burke Academy 7th grade students participating in the Duke University Talent Identification Program are, from left, first row: Grace Tsakonas, Emmie Walden, Noah Kate Mobley, Mary Benton Sylvester, Lillie Brown; and second row: Carson Hopper, Noah Christian, Case Harris, Nicholas Fries, William Hood. 
(Photo contributed) Edmund Burke Academy 7th grade students participating in the Duke University Talent Identification Program are, from left, first row: Grace Tsakonas, Emmie Walden, Noah Kate Mobley, Mary Benton Sylvester, Lillie Brown; and second row: Carson Hopper, Noah Christian, Case Harris, Nicholas Fries, William Hood. (Photo contributed) Each year, personnel at Duke University sponsor the Talent Identification Program (TIP) to identify verbally and mathematically talented students at an early age. This program is designed for seventh graders and offers them a unique challenge— to take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or to take the American College Test (ACT).

The following students qualified for participation in this year’s program: Lillie Brown, Noah Christian, Nicholas Fries, Case Harris, William Hood, Carson Hopper, Noah Kate Mobley, Mary Benton Sylvester, Grace Tsakonas, and Emmie Walden.

The major criteria for participation in Duke University’s TIP program is to score within the upper five percent of national age-grade norms on a standardized math, verbal or composite section of an in-school achievement, aptitude or mental ability test battery. Seventh graders of any age who qualify can participate if they live within TIP’s sixteen state search region which includes most of the Southeastern United States.

Students who meet the minimum qualifying scores on the SAT or ACT are invited to attend state recognition programs, and those who achieve exceptional scores are recognized in a Grand Recognition Ceremony held each year at Duke University. Summer enrichment opportunities are offered to students who qualify.

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