Duke Tip Grand RecognitionTwelve OSS 7th graders were Honored at Duke Tip Grand Recognition Ceremony

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is honoring academically-talented seventh graders for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT.

Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement 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. This year, out of 65,527 participants nationally, 23,488 students have been invited to attend state recognition ceremonies and 2,545 students have been invited to Duke TIP’s Grand Recognition ceremony.

“As seventh graders, these students have achieved scores on the ACT or SAT rivaling those of half of all college-bound seniors who took the tests. We are extremely proud of our ceremonies honorees, and we appreciate the opportunity to celebrate their achievement and encourage them in their academic potential,” says Martha Putallaz, PhD, executive director of Duke TIP and professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University.

The Grand Recognition Ceremony (GRC) honors seventh graders who have earned scores equal to or better than 90 percent of college-bound seniors who took the same tests.The event was held May 16 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina. This year's GRC keynote speaker was Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth.

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About Duke TIPThe Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically talented youth. As a global leader in gifted education, Duke TIP works with students, families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and support gifted youth in reaching their highest potential. More than 2.8 million students have benefited from TIP programs and resources since 1980. Duke TIP’s talent identification, academic, and research programs now serve as worldwide models for the education of gifted students.