Friday, March 31, 2023

Carroll Students Make Impact on Duke Academic Talent Program

DukeTIPStudents from Carroll Middle School and Dawson Middle School participated in Duke University Talent Identification Program’s (Duke TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search this spring.

The Duke TIP dentifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these academically talented 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 these ACT or SAT exams. This year, of the over 64,896 participants nationally, 21,775 students have been invited to attend state recognition ceremonies and 1,894 students have been invited to the grand recognition ceremony.

This year, 76 Carroll ISD seventh grade students participated in the Duke TIP. 53 Carroll ISD students qualified for State Recognition, 3 qualified for Grand Recognition, 22 qualified for Academy for Summer Studies and 38 qualified for Center for Summer Studies. One seventh grader received a perfect math score.

“As seventh graders, these students have achieved scores on the ACT or SAT rivaling those of half of college-bound seniors who took the tests. We are extremely proud of our ceremonies honorees, and we appreciate the opportunity to celebrate their achievement and encourage them in their academic potential,” says Martha Putallaz, PhD, executive director of Duke TIP and professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University.

Working with host academic institutions, Duke TIP sponsors 36 ceremonies in 16 states during the months of May and June. Speakers include university administrators and professors from the host institutions, state and government officials, and accomplished former Duke TIP students.

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. The event will be held May 19 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina. Mary-Dell Chilton, PhD, of Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., will be this year’s keynote speaker.

Also at the ceremony, TIP will honor its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award winners for their accomplishments in their respective fields.

Anne Harkavy, JD; Rachel Newcomb, PhD; and Alex Rampell will receive awards. Anne Harkavy is the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation and Enforcement with the U.S. Department of Energy. Anne serves as legal counsel representing the Department and helping to enforce mandates to ensure manufacturers deliver products that meet energy and water conservation requirements. Rachel Newcomb is an associate professor of Anthropology and Diane and Michael Maher Professor of Distinguished Teaching at Rollins College. Rachel has written multiple scholarly articles on issues ranging from marriage and reproductive rights of women to the role of non-governmental organizations in the advancement of women’s rights in North Africa. Alex Rampell is an entrepreneur and investor in Silicon Valley. Alex is founder and CEO of TrialPay.

Click here for more information about the program.

Carroll Teams Leave Their Mark at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

2013 WGES OM Team

Four teams from Carroll ISD participated in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Competition Thursday, May 23-26 at Michigan State University. A pair of  first time teams from Walnut Grove Elementary and Rockenbaugh Elementary placed in the competition.

2013 RES OM Team

827 teams from 12 countries competed at this year’s World Finals.

Each Problem and Division competes against an average of 50 teams and experiences a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and share ideas and creativity with thousands (over 5600) of kids from around the world, all of whom who have worked incredibly hard to shine at the highest level.

Event highlights include:

  • The Walnut Groves Elementary Team competed in the Drama Problem/Division 1 and received an 8th place finish
  • The Rockenbaugh Elementary Team competed in the Vehicular Problem/Division 1 and placed 32 out of a field of 55
  • The Dawson Middle School Team competed in the Vehicular Problem/Divison 2 and came in 7th place
  • The Carroll High/Senior High School Teamcompeted in the Technical

    2013 DMS OM Team

    Problem/Division 3 and received 5th place

For complete tournament results, click here.

2013 CHS OM Team