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The Newton County School System is pleased to announce that 15 seventh-grade students have qualified for State Recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program for their performance on either the SAT or ACT. Several of those fifteen students are also qualified for either the Academy For Summer Studies or the Center for Summer Studies. Seven additional seventh-graders met the criteria for the Academy for Summer Studies but not state recognition.

“I was happy to see that so many of our 7th graders earned state recognition for their performance on the ACT, a test that measures subject area content, and the SAT, a test that measures scholastic aptitude” said Ms. Samantha Fuhrey, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. “It’s impressive when 7th graders perform so well on a test designed to be taken by 11th and 12th graders! Congratulations to these students on their outstanding 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 ≥ 20
ACT Math ≥ 20
ACT Reading ≥ 21
ACT Science ≥ 21
* Or with three of the four following scores English = 19, Math = 19, Reading = 20, Science = 20

SAT

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

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

 

SCHOOL

STUDENT

TESTING AREA OF RECOGNITION

ADDITIONAL RECOGNITION

Clements

Jamarien Baker

ACT

Academy for Summer Studies

Clements

Danielle Egner

ACT

Academy for Summer Studies

Clements

Diana Vo

ACT

Academy for Summer Studies

Clements

Josiah Webb

ACT

 

Cousins

Laurel Freeman

ACT

Academy for Summer Studies

Cousins

Andy Li

ACT

Academy for Summer Studies

Cousins

Gabrielle Martin

ACT

Academy for Summer Studies

Cousins

Randy Pitts

ACT

Academy for Summer Studies

Cousins

Stevauney Samuels

ACT

 

Indian Creek

Elizabeth Baker

ACT

Center for Summer Studies

Indian Creek

Jessica Books

SAT

Academy for summer Studies

Indian Creek

Theresa Dixon

ACT

Academy for Summer Studies

NC Theme School

Ralph Brown

ACT

Academy for Summer Studies

NC Theme School

Benny Chism

ACT

Academy for Summer Studies

NC Theme School

Savannah Miller

ACT

 

Seven additional 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:

 

·         Fatima Alarcon           Cousins Middle School

·         Quinten Byrne             Cousins Middle School

·         Nyjah Gee                   Indian Creek Middle School

·         Hayden Gilreath          Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

·         Joshua O’Brien            Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

·         Isabelle Rogers           Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

·         Payton Thompson       Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

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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