Mason 7th Grader, Jackson Kuykendall Chapman is pictured with his Grand Recognition Ceremony medal following his recent trip to Duke University in Durham, N.C. as an honoree in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). He also was an honoree at the State Recognition Ceremony on May 14th at Trinity University in San Antonio.
Duke TIP identifies academically talented seventh graders across the United States who have scored at the 95th percentile or above on grade level achievement tests, such as the TAKS tests. Those students are then invited to take either the ACT or SAT along with college-bound high school juniors and seniors. Seventh graders who scored at composite score of 1510 or higher on the SAT, or 20 or higher on the ACT are invited to the State Recognition Ceremony. Only those seventh graders who scored a composite score of 1850 or higher on the SAT, or 27 or higher on the ACT are invited to the Grand Ceremony at Duke University’s Camden Stadium.
Jackson’s scores placed him in the top three (3%) percent of all of the 68,047 seventh graders who took the tests and entitled him to both State and Grand recognition honors. Those scores also placed him higher than 90% of the college-bound high school juniors and seniors nationwide who took the ACT or SAT tests. Jackson is the 13 year old son of Shain and Michelle Chapman.