Of those who took the SAT or ACT, 41 scored high enough to qualify for participation in the State Recognition Ceremony. Additionally, two of the 41 state qualifiers earned a trip to Duke University to attend the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
The Duke University Talent Identification Program’s (Duke TIP) seventh grade talent search identifies students in 16 states in the Southeast, Midwest, and Southwest United States who have scored in the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level, college-entrance exams (SAT or ACT) to learn more about their abilities.
Duke TIP hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders who score highest on their ACT or SAT exams. Approximately 38 percent of all talent search participants are invited to attend a State Recognition Ceremony, and about three percent are honored at the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
The Grand Recognition Ceremony honors seventh graders who have earned scores equal to or better than 90% of college-bound seniors who took the same tests. The event will be held May 19 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C.
The State Recognition Ceremonies honor seventh graders who have earned scores equal to or better than half of the college-bound seniors who took the tests. Working with host academic institutions, Duke TIP sponsors 34 state ceremonies in its 16-state Talent Search region during the month of May. Speakers include university administrators and professors from the host institutions, state and government officials, and accomplished former Duke TIP students.
State Recognition qualifiers
***Denotes Grand Recognition qualifier.
Matthew Van Zandt
For more information, please visit www.tip.duke.edu.