Archive for Thursday, May 17, 2007

Duke TIP students to be recognized

May 17, 2007

Eudora students Brock Miller, Jordanne Tillman, Alexander Whitten and Morgan Wiley and Linwood student Garret Kahle will be recognized at 1:30 p.m. June 3 at the Lied Center on the Kansas University campus when the college will host a state recognition program for about 400 academically talented seventh-grade students selected for the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Marlesa Roney, vice provost for Student Success, will preside. Robert N. Sawyer, founding executive director of Duke TIP, will deliver the special address to the students and their families and guests.

Selection to Duke TIP is based on college entrance-exam scores that students take while still in middle school. The top 5 percent are chosen for the program. Students participate by taking either the SAT or ACT national achievement tests. Working with host academic institutions such as KU, Duke TIP sponsors 33 state ceremonies in its 16-state talent search region.

Each Duke TIP student receives a medallion. The state recognition ceremonies honor seventh-graders who have earned scores above the average scores of college-bound high school seniors. About 900 students qualified in the Kansas region. About 400 are expected to attend the ceremony.

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