FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, May 8, 2019— Norah Ralls, a seventh grade student at Calvary Christian School, is among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. Ralls will be recognized at the Grand Recognition Ceremony to be held on May 20 at Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. This year we have two seventh grade students, Moreland Smith and Ariel Tull, who are among students being honored on the state level for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT.
At Calvary, we encourage students to strive towards excellence even at a young age. It is always a blessing to see students that are reaching goals in middle school that will only build to bigger and brighter futures. We are so proud of the work and effort that these students have already displayed, and we are thankful for the example they set for all youth.” – Lydia Barnett, Calvary Christian School Middle School Director
Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level college-entrance exams to learn more about their abilities. Duke TIP then hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders with remarkable ACT or SAT scores. Those with the highest scores are invited to the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
Working with host academic institutions, Duke TIP sponsors thirty-six ceremonies in sixteen states throughout April, May, and June. Speakers include university administrators and professors from the host institutions, state and government officials, and accomplished former Duke TIP students. For a complete list of ceremony locations, dates, and times, please see Duke TIP’s State Ceremony schedule. For more information on the 7th Grade Talent Search, as well as Duke TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search for younger students, please visit www.tip.duke.edu.
About Duke TIP: The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically talented youth. As a global leader in gifted education, Duke TIP works with students, families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and support gifted youth in reaching their highest potential. More than 2.8 million students have benefited from TIP programs and resources since 1980. Duke TIP’s talent identification, academic, and research programs now serve as worldwide models for the education of gifted students. For more information about Duke TIP, please visit www.tip.duke.edu.
Calvary Christian School is a K3-12th grade school and offers the following: Biblical instruction; challenging, academics; AP and Honor classes; dual enrollment; fine arts; a full athletic program; extra-curricular activities; weekly chapel; summer camp; and before and after school care. CCS has a full-time onsite school nurse. Our family environment includes faculty with a love for Christ and teaching.
Since 1975, Calvary Christian School has been Teaching the Whole Child the Whole Truth. An ACSI and AdvancED/SACS accredited K3-12th grade school, CCS’s faculty and staff are dedicated to providing real resources for spiritual, academic, social and physical growth for our students in a nurturing and supportive environment. As our school facilities grow, we continue to offer unparalleled opportunities. For more information about Calvary Christian School, visit CalvaryKnights.com, call 706.323.0467 or visit during Open House held each Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with guided tours at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
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