Students invited to academic talent search


CUMBY — Sixth graders Isaac Taylor, Holden Killian and Estrella Cruz and seventh graders Macyn Pettit, Jenna Elmore, Justin Green and Jillian Dracos of Cumby ISD were invited to join the prestigious talent search for gifted students sponsored by Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).

Each year, a select group of students in the United States are identified as academically gifted based on exceptional standardized test scores in school and are invited to participate in the TIP program. Only students scoring in the 95th percentile or better on standardized tests qualify.

Participants are invited to take the above-grade level PSAT, ACT or SAT tests 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.

Duke TIP is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources to gifted 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-sixth grade talent search and seventh grade talent search, visit