Students from Saint Andrew Catholic School participated in a seventh grade talent search through Duke University’s Talent Identification Program for the nineteenth year.
The 7th Grade Talent Search identifies academically talented seventh graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school, according to the Duke TiP website. Candidates are then invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam as seventh graders to better see where they stand academically.
Over half of seventh graders at Saint Andrew qualified for the program this year, making them Duke Scholars.
Of these students, 12 students are state finalists and were honored at an awards ceremony at TCU in June.
Three students qualified to be a Grand Duke Scholar by scoring in the top three percent of all Duke Scholars nationwide. These students were invited to attend an awards ceremony at Duke University.