When it comes to challenging themselves academically, our Lynx prove there's no limit to what they can accomplish!
Lausanne students Naji Ghandour '25, Abi Battini '25, Ezra Baer '25, Nick Hoffman '25, Elisa Hurtado '25, Aidan Johnson '25, and Ethan Johnson '25 have earned Duke TIP State Recognition for their academic skills by achieving exceptional scores on the SAT or ACT as a middle schooler.
The Duke TIP Program is a non-profit organization that aids gifted students in evaluating the extent of their educational abilities with above-grade-level testing. The program recognizes them for their achievements and provides them with various enrichment benefits and accelerated educational programs.
Students qualified for the 7th Grade Talent Search Duke hosted last year by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on the ERB subtests in the fall of 2019 and had the opportunity to take the SAT or ACT in the spring of 2020.
"Due to the pandemic, many of our students did not get the chance to take the SAT or ACT last spring, but we want to recognize and celebrate those who qualified and those awarded special recognition," said Assistant Head of Middle School Kim Thorpe. "We are extremely proud of our middle schoolers and their constant efforts to go above and beyond academically."
In addition to the students who received state recognition, the following students from the Class of 2025 earned acknowledgment for qualifying for the Duke TIP Program based upon their ERB scores for 2019:
Kaylee Alford, Jacqueline Beeber, Ada Dukes, Haris Farooq, Nick Holland, Elisa Hurtado, Emma Kerr, Ashlee Kohanbani, Roju Miller, Peter Morrison, Finn Murphy, Hugh Parker, Noel Staub, Kabir Syal, Will Timmons and Andrew Vo.