Kentucky Students Honored at Duke TIP Ceremony

Nearly 400 seventh graders were honored at the Kentucky state recognition ceremony for the Duke Talent Identification Program May 25 at Western Kentucky University. The students received exemplary scores on above-level testing with the ACT or SAT. Seven fourth through sixth graders were also recognized for their scores on the Explore test.

Seventh graders line up and cross the stage to receive their medals.
Seventh graders line up and cross the stage to receive their medals.
Gatton Academy Director Lynette Breedlove congratulates a seventh grader after presenting him with a medal.
Gatton Academy Director Lynette Breedlove congratulates a seventh grader after presenting him with a medal.
Seventh graders watch as fellow students receive their medals.
Seventh graders watch as fellow students receive their medals.
Leann Pickerell, the Kentucky Department of Education's gifted and talented consultant, congratulates a seventh grader after he received his medal.
Leann Pickerell, the Kentucky Department of Education’s gifted and talented consultant, congratulates a seventh grader after he received his medal.
Julia Roberts, the executive director of The Center for Gifted Studies and The Gatton Academy, congratulates a seventh grader after he received his medal.
Julia Roberts, the executive director of The Center for Gifted Studies and The Gatton Academy, congratulates a seventh grader after he received his medal.
Students honored with grand recognition received a second medal during the ceremony. Students achieveing exceptionally high scores on the ACT or SAT qualified for grand recognition.
Students honored with grand recognition received a second medal during the ceremony. Students achieveing exceptionally high scores on the ACT or SAT qualified for grand recognition.
Sam Evans, the dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at WKU, congratulates a student after she received her medal.
Sam Evans, the dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at WKU, congratulates a student after she received her medal.
Fourth through sixth graders wait beside the stage before receiving their medals. Seven fourth through sixth graders were recognized during the ceremony.
Fourth through sixth graders wait beside the stage before receiving their medals. Seven fourth through sixth graders were recognized during the ceremony.
David Lawhorn, a representative from ceremony sponsor Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, congratulates a student after he received his medal.
David Lawhorn, a representative from ceremony sponsor Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, congratulates a student after he received his medal.
Leann Pickerell, the gifted and talented education academic program consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education, speaks during the ceremony.
Leann Pickerell, the gifted and talented education academic program consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education, speaks during the ceremony.
Seventh graders listen to Rick Courtright, a gifted education research specialist from the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
Seventh graders listen to Rick Courtright, a gifted education research specialist from the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
Gatton Academy Director Lynette Breedlove presents a seventh grader with his medal.
Gatton Academy Director Lynette Breedlove presents a seventh grader with his medal.
Gatton Academy Director Lynette Breedlove presents a seventh grader with his medal with assistance from Lynette Baldwin, the executive director of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education.
Gatton Academy Director Lynette Breedlove presents a seventh grader with his medal with assistance from Lynette Baldwin, the executive director of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education.
Students honored with grand recognition line up in front of the stage after receiving their medals.
Students honored with grand recognition line up in front of the stage after receiving their medals.
Seventh graders listen to Rick Courtright, a gifted education research specialist from the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
Seventh graders listen to Rick Courtright, a gifted education research specialist from the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
Lynette Breedlove, the director of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, delivers the keynote address.
Lynette Breedlove, the director of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, delivers the keynote address.
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