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CPS students qualify for Duke talent program recognition

Seven Columbia Public Schools seventh grade students have qualified for recognition through the Duke University Talent Identification Program. The program recognizes students who perform well on the ACT or SAT exam. This year, out of 65,527 participants nationally, 23,488 students have been invited to attend state recognition ceremonies and 2,545 students have been invited to Duke TIP's Grand Recognition ceremony held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
State recognition:
  • Turner Dearmond, Samantha Doisy, Joshua Froidl, and Alicia Simmons (all of Gentry Middle School)
Grand recognition:
  • Fatima Khan and Arren Mallott (both of Gentry Middle School)
  • Daniel Fratila (of West Middle School)