Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School proudly announces two middle school students who have earned State Recognition for their ACT or SAT scores by the Duke Talent Identification Program.
Montgomery Catholic had 24 middle school students who qualified to participate in the Duke TIP Program last fall with two students whose high scores qualified them for state recognition and four who qualified for the Summer Studies & eStudies Programs.
Qualifiers were: Ella An, Amelia Bair, Cooper Beesley, Rocky Blackburn, Stott Blancas, Todd Bonnell, Ben Chitlik, Isaac Dalhart, Harper Howell, Grace Levanda, Haely McBeal, Jamie McGuire, Bebe Neeley, Peter Riello, Matt Russo, Michael Sasser, Maria Schwarz, Isabella Shinn, Ryan Stevenon, Katie Turner, Evie Veres, Heather Walski, Ivory Williams, and Jackson Wright
Montgomery Catholic students who will be honored at the 2021 Duke Talent Search State Recognition Ceremony held at the University of Alabama are Ella An and Haely McBeal. An and McBeal both received invitations to participate in the eStudies and Summer Studies Program along with classmates Cooper Beesley and Grace Levanda.
Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. Now in its fortieth year, the 7th Grade Talent Search identifies bright seventh graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. Candidates are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exams as seventh graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. In addition, they gain valuable benefits and have access to unique resources for gifted students.