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 Cousins Student Rebekah Stowe earned Grand Recognition from Duke TIP

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that 10 seventh-grade students have qualified for State Recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) for their performance on either the SAT or ACT. One student, Rebekah Stowe of Cousins Middle School qualified for both State and Grand Recognition. Several of the NCSS Duke TIP students have also qualified for either the Academy For Summer Studies or the Center for Summer Studies. Two additional seventh-graders met the criteria for the Academy for Summer Studies but not state recognition.

“I am very proud of the accomplishments of the 10 seventh-graders who received state recognition for their performance on the ACT or the SAT,” said Ms. Shannon Buff, NCSS Director of Secondary Schools. “These students are to be commended for their achievement on a test that is traditionally given to 11th and 12th graders preparing for college.  Congratulations to all the students for their hard work and excellent performance!”

Each year, seventh-grade students in Duke University’s sixteen-state talent search region are selected to participate in the prestigious program. School counselors, teachers, and administrators help Duke University identify academically talented students for consideration.

Once their application is approved, the students are given the opportunity to take either the SAT or ACT college entrance exam. In order to receive state level recognition, students must meet one of the following criteria:

Students invited to a state ceremony meet at least one of the following criteria:

ACT

ACT English ≥ 21
ACT Math ≥ 21
ACT Reading ≥ 21
ACT Science ≥ 21
* Or with three of the four following scores English = 20, Math = 20, Reading = 20, Science = 20

SAT

SAT Math ≥ 530
SAT Critical Reading ≥ 510
SAT Writing ≥ 500
*Or with two of the three following scores: Math = 520, Critical Reading = 500, Writing = 490

The following Newton County School System seventh-graders earned state level recognition for their performance on the ACT and will be invited to the state recognition ceremony this year:

 

SCHOOL

STUDENT

ADDITIONAL RECOGNITION

Cousins

Michael Huffman

Academy for Summer Studies

Cousins

Ashley King

Academy for Summer Studies

Cousins

Kendel McAuliffe

Academy for Summer Studies

Cousins

Sarah Owens

Academy for Summer Studies

Cousins

Rebekah Stowe

Center for Summer Studies

Indian Creek

Riley Thompson

 

Indian Creek

Katlyn Williams

Academy for Summer Studies

Veterans Memorial

Miracle Gosier

Academy for Summer Studies

Veterans Memorial

Matthew Jackson

Academy for Summer Studies

Newton County Theme

Alycia Velezmiranda

Academy for Summer Studies

 

 

 

One student, Rebekah Stowe of Cousins Middle School earned Grand Recognition in addition to State Recognition for her performance on the ACT. Students invited to the grand ceremony must meet at least one of the following criteria:

ACT

ACT English ≥ 29
ACT Math ≥ 28
ACT Reading ≥ 30
ACT Science ≥ 27
ACT Composite ≥ 28

SAT

SAT Math ≥ 680
SAT Critical Reading ≥650
SAT Writing ≥ 650
SAT Math + Critical Reading + Writing ≥ 1850

In addition to our ten students earning State Recognition or above, two NCSS students fell just short of the requirement for state recognition but did meet the criteria for the Academy for Summer Studies. They are listed below:

·         Justin Sawyer              Cousins Middle School

·         Ruvem Danilchuk        Liberty Middle School

For more information on Newton County School System participants in the Duke University Talent Search Program, please contact Ms. Sherri Viniard, Director of Public Relations, at 770-784-2908.

 

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