Fourteen Qualify for Duke Talent ID Program

This spring, fourteen Grade 7 students were recognized by the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP), one of four regional programs that works to identify and provide opportunities for gifted students.

Each year Duke TIP invites academically high-achieving students to participate in a testing experience usually targeted for high school juniors and seniors-- taking the SAT or ACT college entrance exams. Based on results from these exams, students are then offered opportunities to engage in academic enrichment opportunities through Duke University, participate in online book groups, or access reduced-cost enrichment programs such as Rosetta Stone language learning courses.

This year, fourteen Grade 7 students were invited qualified for the Duke TIP program. These students include:

  Frances Bailey Grayson Moody
  Hadi Basil Charles Morgan
  Olivia Belland Isabel Nix
  Caroline Burson  Shane Reaves
  Ainsley Costarakis    Ava Joy Richards     
  Kelsey Gregson Nathan Terry
  Brandon Keyes Brynn White

Students who do exceptionally well qualify for state- or national-level recognition. This year, five St. Johns students achieved state-level honors. These include:

Caroline Burson
Ainsley Costarakis
Grayson Moody
Charles Morgan
Shane Reaves

Congratulations, Duke TIP students!