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Ten students at Statesville Christian School have been invited to join the seventh-grade talent search for gifted students sponsored by Duke University’s Talent Identification Program.

The students who qualified are Jake Brawley, Joleigh Gatton, Luke Gessler, Bryson Greene, Jadyn Hedrick, Ava Hughes, Zuri Johnson-Espinoza, Myles Koontz, Britton Pemberton and David Teague.

Each year, a select group of students in the United States are identified as academically gifted based on their exceptional standardized test scores in school and are invited to participate in the Duke TIP program. Participants are then invited to take the above-grade level ACT or SAT exams designed for college-bound 10th- and 11th-graders so that their academic abilities and potential can be more accurately evaluated. They also receive a variety of support services and gain access to research and other information about using their academic abilities more effectively.

The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youths. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources to young students, their parents, educators, and schools to help gifted scholars reach their full academic potential.

For more on Duke TIP talent searches, including qualification requirements for its fourth- to sixth grade talent search and seventh-grade talent search, visit www.tip.duke.edu.

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