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Twenty-Nine FPS Students Qualify for Duke Recognition

Posted by Alan on April 11, 2014 9:49 AM | (Not Filed) |

tip_logo.pngTwenty-nine seventh-grade students from the Fayetteville School District have qualified for recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

The search is conducted throughout a 16-state area. More than 64,000 students participated in the program, that awards recognition on the state and grand levels. The SAT and ACT assessments are designed for college-bound high school students in the eleventh and twelfth grades. The tests measure knowledge and skills rarely taught in junior high schools. To score high, students have learned a great deal at home, by independent study or by special instruction.

In Arkansas, 961seventh-graders in 141 public and private schools from 95 districts participated in the program. Of those taking the test, 458 qualified for state recognition and 40 for grand recognition.

Garrett Grisso, Albert Ko, and Paul Lefforge qualified for both state and grand recognition and will be invited to attend the National recognition ceremony in May at Duke University, N.C. They represent 8% of Arkansas students who qualified for grand recognition.

Twenty-six other students qualified for state recognition. They are:
  • Blackwell, Iman
  • Brennan, Bradley
  • Gies, Gabrielle
  • Glover, Gage
  • Guy, Ruby
  • Hall, James
  • Haller, Carson
  • Haller, Daniel
  • Hansberger, Chloe
  • Harris, Abigail
  • Hatfield, Philip
  • Lo, Jeremia
  • Liu, Austin
  • Mashburn, Kaitlyn
  • McClard, Grier
  • McCombs, Warren
  • Morgan, Carson
  • Nichols, Mollie
  • Pendley, Lily
  • Pilkington, Nicholas
  • Riggs, Carson
  • Roark, Ryan
  • Smith, Isaac
  • Trivitt, Ethan
  • Young, Grayson