Salisbury Academy students earn Duke TIP recognition

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 17, 2013

In the 2013-2014 Duke University Talent Search (Duke TIP) 21 students from Salisbury Academy earned recognition. Since 1980, Duke TIP has recognized, challenged and engaged over 2.5 million youth who scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test.
“Students recognized through this program are afforded valuable academic opportunities; we are very proud of our participants and grateful to Duke TIP,” said Middle School Division Head Heather Coulter.
Seventh Grade students from Salisbury Academy who earned recognition are: Annabel Barr, Sarah Clifton, Brittney Ervin, Zach Johnson and Ellen Simons.
Through this 7th Grade Talent Search, thousands of seventh-grade students in the United States are identified based on standardized test scores and invited to take the ACT or SAT alongside college-bound 11th- and 12th-grade students. Last year, more than 75,000 academically talented seventh graders accepted the invitation to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search.
“Qualifying is commendable and an honor. We are pleased to welcome the 2013-2014 class of 7th Grade Talent Search participants, and we look forward to inspiring these students to reach their full academic potential in middle school and beyond,” said Talent Search Manager Judith Elsey.
This year’s fourth- through sixth-grade qualifiers from Salisbury Academy are: fourth-grade students Hannah Freeman, Hayes Hartpence, Jack Heilig, Morgan Jeter, Alexander Kennedy, Sadie Miller, Camille Palmer, John Paul Shadroui; fifth-grade students Tom Bristol, Madelynn Castor, Virginia Moye Robertson and Emma Shelby; sixth-grade students Caroline Colwell, George Fisher, Walker Hartpence and Nicholas Peltz.
This group joins the fifth- and sixth-grade students who previously earned this recognition.