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22 qualify for Duke University Talent Identification Program

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Congratulations to the 22 TJ 7th graders who qualified for the highly-selective Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search based on their standardized test scores as 6th graders. The 7th Grade Talent Search identifies academically talented 7th graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school (TJ students who scored at or above the 95th percentile on the CTP tests in 6th grade). Candidates have the opportunity to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam as 7th graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. These students also are invited to participate in unique enrichment programs, and they gain access to valuable resources for gifted students. On average, more than 50 percent of each 6th grade class at TJ has qualified for the DukeTIP 7th Grade Talent Search.

These TJ students qualified for DukeTIP’s 38th Annual 7th Grade Talent Search: Sheraz Anis, Gavin Box, Natalie Carroll, Rhiannon Cook, Emily Dennett, Jack Goodhue, Joseph Graham, Lannah Grigg, Thomas Harrold, Jeanna Jeyaraj, Madelyn Kennedy, Arbaz Khalid, Presley Long, Lincoln Miller, Kiera Onyango, Kennah Scheurich, Macie Shifferd, Kendra Spencer, Leah Studer, and Carmen Valle. Jordan Vann and Layton Green also qualified, but were not available for the photo.