2018-09-12 / School News

Twelve Jenkins County Middle School Students selected for Duke Talent Identification Program


Jenkins County Middle School students selected for Duke Talent Identification Program are, from left kneeling: Kneeling: Caleb Asbury, Gauge Oglesby, Reid Weathersby; and seated: Autumn Dailey, Loghan Walker, Chansley Reese, Morgan Burke. 
(Photo contributed) Jenkins County Middle School students selected for Duke Talent Identification Program are, from left kneeling: Kneeling: Caleb Asbury, Gauge Oglesby, Reid Weathersby; and seated: Autumn Dailey, Loghan Walker, Chansley Reese, Morgan Burke. (Photo contributed) Each year, the Duke University 7th Grade Talent Identification Program helps educators and families determine how advanced their students’ abilities truly are and what level of educational challenge is appropriate. As part of the talent search enrollment, Duke TIP registers eligible seventh graders to take either the ACT or SAT as an above-level testing experience. This allows students to have greater insight into their abilities and a chance to preview the test they will take during the college admissions process. Duke TIP also provides students with valuable benefits and resources designed specifically for academically talented youth.

To be considered for the Duke Talent Identification Program, students must be enrolled in seventh grade and must meet test score requirements or be recommended by the Gifted and Talented Educational Coordinator for Jenkins County Middle School, Mrs. Laurie Fleming. Test score requirements state that students must have either a score at or above the 95th percentile on any one accepted subtest or total battery/composite on an approved grade-level standardized achievement test (the CRCT) or a standard score at or above 125 on the full scale or composite score of an approved current IQ test.

The following students have been invited to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program this year. These students are Caleb Asbury, Morgan Burke, Autumn Dailey, Samuel Gilpin, Bryan Baxter Lanier, Gauge Oglesby, Chansley Reese, Daniel Smith, Z”Niyah Taylor, Archer Thigpen, Lohgan Walker, and Reid Weathersby. This is quite an accomplishment for these young people at Jenkins County Middle School and for Millen, Georgia. Congratulations to these students!

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