Duke University honors 11 Foster students

Not only that, but Principal John York said one student — 7th Grader Nicolas Goodan — also received national recognition.

"Basically what that means is Nic scored better than 90 percent of college-bound juniors and seniors taking the SAT or ACT tests," he said. "That's pretty special."

Students achieving national distinction are invited to the Grand Ceremony at Duke University to honor the 7th Grade Talent Search participants who meet the grand level-qualifying score criteria. Held at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University campus, students receive a commemorative medal.

The seventh-grade students who received state-level recognition earned scores equal to or better than half of the college-bound junior and seniors who took the SAT or ACT tests this year.

Foster Middle School’s Duke Identification Program scholars for 2016 are Diana Acuna, Justin Beltran, Mario Diola, Jr., Nicolas Goodan, Harrison Lin, Alexis Nunley, Kelsey Quiett, Alexandra Rojas Monsivais, Rachael Smith, Caroline Taylor, and  Emma Williams.

These students will be honored at the Monday, May 9 regular meeting of the LISD board of trustees.

Duke University's Talent Identification Program identifies and supports academically talented students. Students identified to participate in the TIP complete either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment college entrance examination. The goal of the program is to assist young people with excellent mathematical or verbal aptitudes by providing comparative information concerning their academic abilities and resources for unique educational opportunities.

Some options to be considered for these students include: enrolling in an advanced or honors level course, conducting in-depth independent study in the area of strength, and participating in accelerated and/or enrichment programs during the summer. 
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