Student: Duke Talent Identification Program Honors 3 P.K. Yonge Students

May 25, 2017

Three 7th-grade students from P.K. Yonge were among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT.

David Delino Burke, Laci Herron, and Owen Ward all qualified for the state ceremonies by earning scores that are approximately equal to the 50th national percentile rank for college-bound seniors taking the tests. To qualify for the 2016–2017 school year, students had to meet at least one of the following criteria:

English ≥ 22 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing ≥ 550
Math ≥ 22
Reading ≥ 23 Math ≥ 540
Science ≥ 22

Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level college-entrance exams to learn more about their abilities.

Congratulations David, Laci, and Owen!

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About Duke TIPThe Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically talented youth. As a global leader in gifted education, Duke TIP works with students, families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and support gifted youth in reaching their highest potential. More than 2.8 million students have benefited from TIP programs and resources since 1980. Duke TIP’s talent identification, academic, and research programs now serve as worldwide models for the education of gifted students. For more information about Duke TIP, please visit

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