Fourteen seventh-grade students at Our Lady of the Presentation School took the Duke University Talent Identification Program test this year. Duke TIP is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke TIP identifies students in 16 states in the Southeast, Midwest, and Southwest who have scored in the 95th percentile in a grade level achievement test.
As a part of the program, those academically talented students take above-level college entrance exams (SAT or ACT) to learn more about their abilities. In addition to the above-level testing experience, the participants receive educational materials and resources through 10th grade to help them develop to their full academic potential.
OLPS students who took the test this year are: Thomas Chastain, Caden Gabel, Christopher Grimes, Peyton Hall, John Hyde, Kylie Jones, Mallory Leneave, Grace Marshall, Kevin Marshall, Danielle Rotert, Theresa Scheier, Jacob Sellinger, Daniel Tartaglia, and Kelsey Wilcoxson. Nine of those students will receive the state recognition award, including Gabel, Grimes, Jones, Rotert, Scheier, Sellinger, Tartaglia, Marshall and Wilcoxson.