Duke University Talent Identification Program Recognizes MISD Students
Jul 27, 2015 06:45PM
Almost two dozen Mansfield ISD seventh grade students from the 2014-15 school year have been recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their high scores on the ACT or SAT college entrance exams.
Duke TIP's Seventh Grade Talent Search is the largest program of its kind in the nation and identifies academically talented seventh graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. Candidates are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam as seventh graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities.
If a student earns State Recognition, it means he/she has scored at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT.
Grand Recognition means the student scored at or above 90 percent of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT—an honor only given to about three percent of all the participants in the talent search.
Congratulations to the following students for this great achievement:
Rebekah Ford, Danny Jones Middle School
Shmi Salinas, James Coble Middle School
Samantha Baker, T.A. Howard Middle School
Kamryn Hannigan, T.A. Howard
Brooke Johnson, Linda Jobe Middle School
Matthew McCoy, Linda Jobe
Nathaniel Price, Linda Jobe
Payton Winn, Linda Jobe
Connor Bell, Danny Jones
Rebekah Ford, Danny Jones
Max Jager, Danny Jones
Julia Brown, Brooks Wester Middle School
Hannah Cunningham, Brooks Wester
Kaitlin Martin, Brooks Wester
Brayden Monroe, Brooks Wester
Braedon Morton, Brooks Wester
Amanda Mueller, Brooks Wester
Colby Cunningham, Rogene Worley Middle School
Irene Groat, Rogene Worley
Velin Kojouharov, Rogene Worley
Ethan Nguyen, Rogene Worley
Gwyneth Schulz, Rogene Worley
Connor Stenftenagel, Rogene Worley
The students who earned State Recognition will the honored at a ceremony held at one of five universities in Texas. Grand Recognition students are invited to a special recognition ceremony at Duke University.
Information provided by Mansfield ISD's Newsroom. For the original story, click here.