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News

August 11, 2016

 

   

 Cousins Middle School:
Hannah Gaston, Rainey Bailey, Jackson Mitchell, Joyce Li, & Ray Holt

Newton County Theme School
Malachi Barratt, Trey Kimble, Cheyanne Washington, Luke Gregory, & James Wilson
   
 Indian Creek Middle School
Van Nipper and Taylor Malcolm
Liberty Middle School
Russell Danilchuk and Logan Dobar
   
 Veterans Memorial Middle School
Brennen Reilly
Clements Middle School
Breauna Walker

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that 12 seventh-grade students qualified for State Recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) for their performance on either the SAT or ACT last year. Each of these twelve students also qualified for either the Duke TIP Academy for Summer Studies. Four additional seventh-graders met the criteria for the Academy for Summer Studies but fell just short of state recognition in 2015-2016.

“These students should definitely be commended,” said Mrs. Shannon Buff, NCSS Director of Secondary Education. “They are only in middle school but they excelled on very difficult college entrance exams traditionally administered to eleventh and twelfth grade students. I can only imagine what their scores on the SAT and ACT will be when they take these exams again in high school! I am very proud of them and would like to congratulate each of them on a job well done.”

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:

STUDENT

SCHOOL

TEST EARNING RECOGNTION

ADDITIONAL RECOGNITION

Hannah Gaston

Cousins

SAT Critical Reading

Academy for Summer Studies

Ray Holt

Cousins

SAT Critical Reading & Writing

Academy for Summer Studies

Joyce Li

Cousins

ACT English & Reading

Academy for Summer Studies

Taylor Malcolm

Indian Creek

ACT English, Reading, & Science

Center for Summer Studies

Van Nipper

Indian Creek

ACT Math

Center for Summer Studies

Russell Danilchuk

Liberty

ACT English, Math, & Reading

Center for Summer Studies

Logan Dobar

Liberty

SAT Reading

Academy for Summer Studies

Malachi Barratt

Newton County Theme

ACT Reading & Science

Academy for Summer Studies

Trey Kimble

Newton County Theme

ACT Math & Reading

Center for Summer Studies

Cheyanne Washington

Newton County Theme

ACT English, Reading, & Science

Academy for Summer Studies

James Wilson

Newton County Theme

ACT Reading

Academy for Summer Studies

Brennen Reilly

Veterans Memorial

ACT Math

Center for Summer Studies

 

 

 

 

In addition to our 12 students earning State Recognition, four NCSS seventh-graders fell just short of the requirement for state recognition but did meet the criteria for the Academy for Summer Studies. They are listed below:

·       Rainey Bailey              Cousins Middle

·       Jackson Mitchell         Cousins Middle

·       Breauna Walker         Clements Middle

·       Luke Gregory              Newton County Theme

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 davis-viniard.sherri@newton.k12.ga.us.

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