THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Four Thomas County middle school students are being recognized this week after being named in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
In 6th Grade, Bishop Jackson, Caleb Kinneer, Gavin Melnick, and Campbell Smith scored in the 95th percentile on their standardized testing, qualifying them for the program.
All of the students were then able to take the ACT or SAT early.
Thomas County schools gives these students the option to participate in the Duke TIP club...which helps them study for the ACT or SAT.
Taking the test at a young age, helps them prepare for their future.
"Taking a test early on in this grade allows me to know that when I go to high school I can prepare for what will be on the sat or act. Maybe I can go up on my score, because I scored in such a high percentile in 7th grade." said Melnick.
Each year, Duke TIP enrolls nearly one hundred thousand new students in its talent searches.