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Local student qualifies for Duke gifted program

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Local student qualifies for Duke gifted program

NOELLA UKPE-ROBERTS, a 7th grade student at Baines Middle School, invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search in November, has gained admission into Duke’s 2017 Academy Summer Studies Program.  She will be taking a college-level equivalent course in finance that will explore marketing, innovation and the effects that the stock market, taxes, mortgages and interest-bearing accounts have on our daily financial decisions.

“Qualifying for Duke’s Summer Studies is such an amazing opportunity.  I’m hoping to gain skills in finance that will prepare me to own and operate my own animation studio one day,” said Noella.

Each year, Duke TIP identifies a group of academically talented students in the United States based on their exceptional grade-level standardized test scores. Only those who score at or above the 95th percentile qualify to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search and to take the ACT or SAT, which are designed for college-bound eleventh and twelfth graders.   Of those, only the top scoring participants are granted admission to Duke’s Summer Studies Program.

Participants in the 7th Grade Talent Search also receive a variety of support services and gain access to research and other information about using their…

 

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