City students invited to join Duke talent hunt

By MELISSA ARNOLD State Journal Staff Writer Published:

The Frankfort Independent Board of Education recognized 10 Second Street School seventh-graders who qualified to participate in Duke University's 24th annual Seventh Grade Talent Search Tuesday night

The talent search is sponsored by Duke's Talent Identification Program, and students are chosen based on their sixth-grade CTBS scores. To be eligible to participate a student must score at the 95th percentile or above either on the entire CTBS test or on a composite in one of its subject areas, Superintendent Judith Lucarelli said.

Those students chosen are invited to complete in either the SAT 1: Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examination. Afterwards, the program provides the students with "comparative information concerning their academic abilities and resources for unique educational opportunities," according to the press release.

The qualifying students were David Doyle, Rane Fields, Meg Greathouse, Hannah Hinson, Megan McClellan, Amy Miller, Evan Nichols, Eli Purdy, Kristian Simpson and Brenden Sullivan. The board presented them with certificates of achievement.

Independent Schools' Gifted and Talented resource teacher Elly Gilbert is the coordinator for the talent search.

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