NOELLA UKPE-ROBERTS, a 7th grade student at Baines Middle School, invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search in November, has gained admission into Duke’s 2017 Academy Summer Studies Program. She will be taking a college-level equivalent course in finance that will explore marketing, innovation and the effects that the stock market, taxes, mortgages and interest-bearing accounts have on our daily financial decisions.
“Qualifying for Duke’s Summer Studies is such an amazing opportunity. I’m hoping to gain skills in finance that will prepare me to own and operate my own animation studio one day,” said Noella.
Each year, Duke TIP identifies a group of academically talented students in the United States based on their exceptional grade-level standardized test scores. Only those who score at or above the 95th percentile qualify to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search and to take the ACT or SAT, which are designed for college-bound eleventh and twelfth graders. Of those, only the top scoring participants are granted admission to Duke’s Summer Studies Program.
Participants in the 7th Grade Talent Search also receive a variety of support services and gain access to research and other information about using their academic abilities more effectively.
For more information about Noella, please contact Dionne Roberts-Emegha at (281) 748-7410 or visit, http://noellaroberts.wixsite.com/communityimpact
About TIP: The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as 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, including qualification requirements for its 4th–6th Grade Talent Search and 7th Grade Talent Search, visit www.tip.duke.edu.