Archive for Thursday, June 2, 2005

Talent program taps four students

June 2, 2005

Four Lansing Middle School students will be recognized this weekend for their selection to the 2005 Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Jacklyn M. Baillergeon, Angela K. Coates, Sydney L. Coates and Anisha K. Patel have been selected to attend a state recognition program at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Across Kansas, more than 900 academically talented seventh-grade students were selected this year for the program.

The Duke program is in its 25th year, and this is the seventh year KU has played host to the state recognition program.

Selection for TIP is based on college entrance exam scores that are in the top 5 percent while the students are in middle school. Students participate by taking either the SAT or ACT national achievement tests. Duke TIP is designed to identify and develop academic talent.

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