Local Students Qualify for Duke Gifted Program

Oct 4, 2018
For Immediate Release

Dylan Curtis, Averie Hubbs, Sarah Leding, Rebecca Leming, Andrew Miller, Gracyn Newcity, Joshua Post and Tucker Vasquez, seventh grade students at Union Christian Academy, have been invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 7thGrade Talent Search.

Each year, Duke ITP identifies a group of academically talented students in the United States based on their exceptional grade-level standardized test scores. Only those who score at or above the 95thpercentile qualify. Those students are invited to participate in the 7thGrade Talent Search and to take the ACT or SAT, which are designed for college-bound eleventh and twelfth graders. Taking an above-grade-level test is an experience that allows these gifted seventh graders to more accurately gauge their academic abilities and potential, as they need more advance examinations than they find in their grade level.

Participants in the 7thGrade Talent Search also receive a variety of support services and gain access to research and other information about using their academic abilities more effectively.

Union Christian Academy is a fully accredited Pre-k through 12thgrade school serving the Arkansas River Valley. Union is located at 4201 Windsor Drive in Fort Smith. For more information about the school you can visit online at www.UnionEagles.org or call the administration offices at 479.783.7327

About TIP:The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources to gifted students, their parents, educations and schools to help gifted scholars reach their full academic potential. For more on Duke TIP talent searches, including qualification requirements for its 4th– 6thGrade Talent Search and the 7thGrade Talent Search, visit www.tip.duke.edu.

Please Contact Ryan Rose, Director of Development for more information or to schedule any interviews. He can be reached through the administration offices at 479.783.7327