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GMC Seventh Graders Invited to Participate in Duke University TIP Program

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) has invited nineteen Georgia Military College seventh grade students to be a part of the 2002-2003 7th Grade Talent Search. Chosen because they scored at the 95th percentile or higher on their grade level standardized achievement test, these advanced GMC scholars are invited to complete either the SAT I: Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examination. The SAT and ACT test administrations for 7th Grade Talent Search participants are exactly the same as that of high school juniors and seniors preparing for college admission. The knowledge and experience of taking an above-level test like the SAT or ACT is the primary benefit of the Talent Search. Students have the opportunity to build their test-taking skills – skills they will continue to need and use as they advance through school. Since 1980, the Duke University Talent Identification Program has been committed to identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal educational potential. Participation in the TIP program is completely voluntary. GMC’s 7th Grade Talent Search students include, (front, left to right), Josh Meeks, Stephen Wheeler, Kristen Whipple, Sydney McRee, Joe Turner, Jack Watson; (middle), Dusty Johnston, John Adams, Shanteria Clayton, Julie Sharpe, April Lawson, Alvin Huff, Caroline Morris, Katherine Gamble; (back), Caroline Mason, Clint Crawley, Michael Eubanks, Kasey Durden, Amanda Gregg.