Local Students Qualify for Duke TIP Gifted Program from ACT ASPIRE scores.


For Immediate Release

4th- 6th grade students at St. Elizabeth School, Callie Jo Griffin (4th), Lucy Beth Anthony (4th), Harris Stonestreet (5th), Colton Dixon (5th), Griffin Allen (6th grade), Bram Harris (6th grade) and outgoing students, Rachel Thornton and Samantha Thomas have been invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 4th–6th Grade Talent Search from Test Results from ACT ASPIRE.

Each year, a select group of academically talented students in the United States are identified as academically gifted based on their exceptional grade-level standardized test scores at or above the 95th percentile. Those students are invited to participate in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search and to take the optional PSAT 8/9, which is designed for eighth and ninth graders. Taking an above-grade-level test is an experience that allows these gifted fourth, fifth, and sixth graders to more accurately gauge their academic abilities and potential, as they need more advanced examinations than they find in their grade level.

In addition to testing, participants receive access to enrichment activities, specialized publications, and the ability to apply to TIP’s educational programs, all of which help participants discover their talents, develop essential skills, and take pride in their academic accomplishments.


About TIP: The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit educational organization and a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources to gifted students, their parents, educators, and schools to help gifted scholars reach their full academic potential. For more on Duke TIP talent searches and other programs, including qualification requirements for its 4th–6th Grade Talent Search and 7th Grade Talent Search, visit