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Three Moore County students recognized by Duke TIP program

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:30 pm

Moore County Middle School students (from left) Savanna Adams, Caroline Buchanan and Audrey Moorehead were honored recently for their outstanding test scores on the ACT. (Photo Provided)

Moore County Middle School students (from left) Savanna Adams, Caroline Buchanan and Audrey Moorehead were honored recently for their outstanding test scores on the ACT. (Photo Provided)

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) recently honored three Moore County Middle School students for their exceptional scores on the ACT.  Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scores at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test.

As part of the program, these students take the above-level college entrance exams to learn more about their abilities.

Savanna Adams, Caroline Buchanan and Audrey Moorehead achieved scores on the ACT that rivaled those of half of all college-bound seniors who took the tests nationwide. The three MCMS students were invited to attend the State Recognition Ceremony in their honor at Belmont University in Nashville on May 9.

Additionally, Moorehead attended the Grand Recognition Ceremony held at Duke University in Durham, N.C., on May 16, where she was honored for achieving scores that ranked in the top 10 percent of college-bound seniors who also took the test.

Of the 65,527 7th grade students who took the test, Moorehead’s composite score ranked in the top 1 percent nationwide.