Six Whitfield seventh grade students participated in the 2011-2012 Duke University Talent Identification Program's 7th Grade Talent Search, also known as Duke TIP. Gabriella Boone, Jack Boone, Madeleine Boone, Grace Klutke, Sara Mateos and Joseph Shearburn were recognized at Morning Assembly on May 9, 2012.
In addition to the Whitfield seventh graders who participated in the Duke University Talent Identification program and received recognition last week, Andrew Bergantz, a Whitfield sixth grader, took the EXPLORE test, an exam provided by ACT for students at the eighth grade level. Earlier this year, over 5,500 fifth and sixth grade students took the EXPLORE test. Of those test-takers, 288 earned a composite score in the 99th percentile or higher including Andrew Bergantz. Andrew was recognized at Morning Assembly on May 14, 2012.
Duke TIP identifies academically talented students and provides them with innovative programs to support the development of their optimal potential. Now in its 32nd year, Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search identifies academically promising seventh graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. Candidates are then invited to take the ACT or the SAT as seventh graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities.
Gabriella Boone, Madeleine Boone, Grace Klutke and Sara Mateos qualified for state recognition by scoring at or above the national average of high school juniors or seniors on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT.
Pictured with Andrew Bergantz is his mother, Tanya Bergantz.
|Jack Boone, Gabriella Boone, Grace Klutke, Joseph Shearburn and Madeleine Boone. Sara Mateos is not pictured.|
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