Thomasville City Schools announced that 39 fourth and fifth graders have qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Students qualify by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test or IQ test. Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve. Duke TIP offers above-grade-level testing, enrichment resources, year-round learning options, residential summer programs, online courses, and original research to supplement what students receive in school. By joining the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search, students gain access to TIP’s support, resources, and community. Enrichment activities, optional testing, and other benefits help participants discover their talents, develop essential skills, and take pride in their accomplishments.
HARPER ELEMENTARY: Fifth Grade: Jaya Sirmans and Tiarrica Everett
SCOTT ELEMENTARY: Fourth Graders: Allana Brown and Oliver Froede and Fifth Graders: Gabrielle Jones and Aubrianna Cason
JERGER ELEMENTARY Fourth Grade: Hannah Billelo, Sadie Kate Scarborough, Jordan McLanahan, Payten Mustain, Walker Persing. Back row: Trenton Connell, Maeva Henderson, Xavier Graves, Ethan Ellis, Collins Griffin, Conner D’Amico, Kyley Peterson, Brady Mckenna, Tyler Wade, Hadley Davis, and Cannon Hines (not pictured: Benjamin Golden).
JERGER ELEMENTARY: Fifth Grade: Joe Lehman, Ben McDougald, Isaiah Palacios, Lily Sherrard, Julianna Gammel, Matthew Evans. Back Row: Henry Edge, Macy Gaines, Bria Bellamy, Lilli Watson, Alexander Davis, Elle McCollum, Dawson Singletary, Callie Stokes, and Kimber Lane (Not pictured: Stella Smith).