Athens Academy Students Qualify for Duke Talent Program
Athens Academy is excited to announce that 73% of the seventh grade class has qualified for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. These 58 students achieved scores at or above the 95th percentile on verbal or mathematical sections of nationally-normed tests approved by Duke’s program for the academically gifted.
Congratulations to the Athens Academy students who have qualified for the Duke Talent Search this year: Fariha Ahmed, Nichole Alewine, Natalie Allen, Reed Barkley, Rimsha Bashir, Abbie Claire Boozer, Taylor Boswell, Peyton Bowden, Malia Busenitz, Victor Chatterjee, Ryan Cherry, Glynn Chesser, James Chesser, Joe Colley, Ansley Connelly, Brennen Cubic, Abbegail Dekle, Alex Deltchev, Vivian Ehrenreich, Emily Elder, Lucy Frierson, Sydney Goodstone, Liam Harvey, Connor Hatch, Grace Hicks, Eva Houser, Sara Irvine, Maggie Ivy, Ryan Iyer, Maggie Jordan, Charlie King, Harper King, Emily LaBoon, Devin Lanzilotta, Helmut Lord, Thomas Lupton, Lowell Matthews, Maddie McCleary, Mary Margaret McConnell, Mimi Meadows, Annie Miller, Mary Kate Morris, Paul Mullinax, Hozayfa Omer, Avi Patel, Purav Patel, Reeya Patel, Sanam Patel, Cardy Pennington, Storey Prescott Reynard, Misbah Rahman, Owen Roberts, Niyati Shah, Noah Steyer, Margaret Timberlake, Nour Trabelsi, John Ward, and Jack White.
The Duke TIP was established in 1980 to identify bright students and to enable gifted and talented programs to help these students develop their abilities. The search involves students from 16 southern, southwestern, and mid-western states. It is one of four university-based talent searches that combine to cover the United States. Students who qualified may take the SAT or ACT college admissions tests. The seventh graders who perform exceptionally well on one of these tests are invited to attend summer programs for the gifted at Duke University. In addition, the higher scoring students are invited to a state recognition ceremony.