The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization that has served over 2.8 million academically talented students in grades four through twelve since 1980.
As 7th graders, Lausanne students who were awarded Duke TIP recognition in the spring of 2016 had the opportunity to take the SAT or ACT.
Students that participated in the advanced testing and had high scores were offered opportunities to participate in summer programs offered by Duke TIP. Duke TIP’s Summer Studies Program is demanding, intense and rewarding. Students take part in interactive, inquiry-based learning that challenges them to think critically about themselves and their world. Led by content experts, courses are equivalent to a semester-long college course or a year of high school instruction.
Each spring, Duke TIP holds special award ceremonies to honor 7th Grade Talent Search participants who do exceptionally well on the ACT or SAT. The ceremonies are similar to graduation ceremonies and are hosted on college and university campuses. The event includes a keynote address and honorees walking across the stage to receive a commemorative medal.
There are two kinds of ceremonies: State Recognition Ceremonies in each of the sixteen states with the largest talent search enrollment, and the Grand Recognition Ceremony, taking place at Duke University for students with the highest scores.
Lausanne students that were awarded state recognition include Whit Faughnan, Dexter Gard, Dany Hamze, Zoeya Khan, Matthew Kulubya, Makaika Kumar, Risha Manga, Isaac Sheenan, Nihhita Srinivas, William St. Clair and Jasmine Younes.
Matthew Kulubya received Grand Recognition honors.