TIP honors three PCMS students

Published 4:24 pm Monday, May 7, 2012

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) was established in 1980 to cultivate and enrich the education of gifted and talented youth. The Seventh Grade Talent Search identifies talented seventh graders based on standardized test scores achieved in sixth grade. These candidates are invited to complete the SAT or the Act college entrance exam. Ten seventh-grade students from Polk County Middle School participated in Duke TIP this year. Of those who took the four-hour SAT test, three students’ scores qualified them for the state recognition ceremony. These students scored at or above the 50th percentile compared to juniors and seniors in high school across the nation. Pictured from left to right are the students who were recognized: Sam Rhinehart, Michaela Franklin and Rhian Alley. (photo submitted by Jeanne Ferran Burgin)

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