Batesburg-Leesville, SC - Several B-L Middle School students were recognized at the April 10th Lexington Three Board of Trustees meeting for their academic achievements.
Seventh grade student Cameron Price was honored for being named a Duke TIP scholar. The Duke University Talent Identification Program has served more than 2.8 million academically gifted students in the fourth through twelfth grades since 1980. Duke TIP is committed to providing innovative programs for its scholars in order to help those students reach their highest educational potential. In order for seventh graders to qualify, they must score at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Enrollment into the program gives students benefits that last until they graduate from high school, including the chance to take the ACT or SAT, advice about how to prepare for college, and access to exceptional educational programs.
Eighth grade students Rachel Connelly, William Taylor and Magnus Williams were recognized as South Carolina Junior Scholars. The SC Junior Scholars program, which is a product of the South Carolina Department of Education, identifies academically talented students in the eighth grade. In order to qualify, students must score a 550 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing portion of the PSAT/NMSQT or a 530 or higher on the Math portion. Students who participate in Duke TIP during their seventh grade year are also identified as South Carolina Junior Scholars.