Western Kentucky University Hosts Duke TIP Kentucky Recognition Ceremony
|Author: Zack Ryle|
Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2013
On Friday, May 24, more than 400 middle school students took part in the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony of the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) at Western Kentucky University.
Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students in a 17 state area who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these students take above-level college-entrance exams (ACT or SAT) to learn more about their abilities. Duke TIP hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders who score highest on their ACT or SAT exams.
This is the 31st year that The Center for Gifted Studies has hosted the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony for Duke TIP at WKU.
“Honoring academic achievement is an important way to encourage young people to work hard to reach their potential,” states Dr. Roberts. “Hosting the Kentucky Awards Recognition is something that we at The Center for Gifted Studies look forwarding to doing annually, and we congratulate the young people who were honored by Duke TIP this year.”
Students arrived on campus mid-day for an afternoon that consisted of an informational session on the summer programs offered by The Center for Gifted Studies, tours of WKU’s campus, and the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony, which was held at WKU’s Diddle Arena at 2:00.
Several prominent leaders in education were on hand to congratulate the students for their accomplishments, including Dr. Carl Rollins, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC) and Mrs. Kathie Anderson, Consultant for Gifted and Talented Education.
Dr. William Gump of Louisville gave the keynote address. Dr. Gump is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Louisville’s Kosair’s Childrens Hospital and attended several summer camps with The Center for Gifted Studies.
Dr. Roberts gave the opening and closing remarks, and Dr. Sam Evans, Dean of WKU’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, welcomed students and their families to campus. Bomi Roberson represented Duke TIP at the recognition ceremony.
"This year’s recognition ceremonies invitees have achieved exceptionally high scores on the ACT or SAT, rivaling those of half of college-bound seniors who took the same tests,” said Martha Putallaz, PhD, Duke TIP executive director and professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke. “We are extremely proud of our participants, and we look forward to celebrating their tremendous achievement.”
* * *
About Duke TIP: The Duke University Talent Identification Program is an international 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 for the development of the students’ optimal potential.
This year, 75,172 students participated nationally. Of those, 23,379 students have been invited to attend state recognition ceremonies, and 1,670 students have been invited to the grand recognition ceremony.
In the state of Kentucky, 2,856 students were tested for Duke Tip and 1,517 students qualified for the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony. This percentage of 53 percent is more than 20 percentage points greater than the national average.
Of these 1,517 students, 132 seventh graders qualified for the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
The Grand Recognition Ceremony honors seventh graders who have earned scores equal to or better than 90 percent of college-bound seniors who took the same tests.
- All Categories
- Academic Outreach
- Continuing & Professional Development
- Distance Learning
- Summer Sessions
- Winter Term
- Career & Workforce Development
- Lifelong Learning
- Society for Lifelong Learning
- WKU On Demand
- Study Away
- Faculty-Led Study Abroad
- Center for Faculty Development
- Cohort Programs
- Dual Credit
- Conferencing & Catering
- All Categories
- CHHS October 2011 E-Newsletter
- CHHS November 2011 E-Newsletter
- CHHS December 2011 E-Newsletter
- CHHS January 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS February 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS March 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS April 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS May 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS June 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS July 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS August 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS September 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS October 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS November 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS December 2012 E-Newsletter
- CHHS January 2013 E-Newsletter
- CHHS February 2013 E-Newsletter
- CHHS March 2013 E-Newsletter
- CHHS April 2013 E-Newsletter
- CHHS May/June 2013 E-Newsletter
- CHHS July 2013 E-Newsletter
- Archived CHHS News
- CHHS October 2013 E-Newsletter
- CHHS November 2013 E-Newsletter
- CHHS December 2013 E-Newsletter
- CHHS February 2014 E-Newsletter
- CHHS November 2014 E-Newsletter
- CHHS May 2014 E-Newsletter
- CHHS April 2014 E-Newsletter
- CHHS June 2014 E-Newsletter
- CHHS July 2014 E-Newsletter
- CHHS December 2014 E-Newsletter
- CHHS August 2014 E-Newsletter
- CHHS September 2014 E-Newsletter
- CHHS October 2014 E-Newsletter
- CHHS January 2015 E-Newsletter
- CHHS February 2015 E-Newsletter
- CHHS May 2015 E-Newsletter
- CHHS July 2015 E-Newsletter
- CHHS September 2011 E-Newsletter
- CHHS August 2011 E-Newsletter
- CHHS July 2011 E-Newsletter
- CHHS June 2011 E-Newsletter
- CHHS May 2011 E-Newsletter
Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,