Grant Cooper Bailey, a 7th-grade student from Fleming- Neon Middle School, is among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. He will be recognized at the Grand Recognition Ceremony, to be held on May 21 at Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.
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. Duke TIP then hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders with remarkable ACT or SAT scores. Those with the highest scores are invited to the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
Of 48,569 students who took the exams through Duke TIP — all of whom are in the 95th percentile of their grade level — only 2,611 were invited to the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
Working with host academic institutions, Duke TIP sponsors 36 ceremonies in 16 states throughout April, May, and June. Speakers include university administrators and professors from the host institutions, state and government officials, and accomplished former Duke TIP students.