MA Students Earn State Recognition for Duke TIP
This year, seven seventh grade students at The Montgomery Academy qualified to receive state recognition at the 32nd annual Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). The seventh grade students who qualified for state recognition were Sean Choi, Kate Dockery, Dora Eskridge, Anna Kate Lindsey, Kate Moore, Griffin Payne and Talya White. These students were invited to attend the State Recognition Ceremony at the University of Alabama in June.
The Duke University Talent Identification Program serves 16 states of the Southeast and is committed to identifying and serving academically talented young people, providing students with information about their abilities, academic options and resources, as well as sponsoring challenging educational programs.
Seventh graders are invited to participate in the SAT or ACT if they score at the 95th percentile or above in one of the following areas on the ERB: verbal ability, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, mathematics, writing mechanics or writing concepts and skills. Students took either the SAT or the ACT during December 2011, January or February 2012. Of the students who received state honors, two students qualified with the ACT and five qualified with the SAT.
Forty-six Academy seventh graders qualified to participate in the Duke TIP program this year. Congratulations and job well done to all participants and especially our seven students who received state recognition.