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The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) has announced that Olivia Long, an eighth-grade student at HSES, is a recipient of their State Recognition Award for overall exceptional academic achievement and for receiving outstanding ACT scores in English and Reading. 

Duke TIP is a non-profit organization sponsored by Duke University that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve. To qualify, candidates must score above the 95th percentile on grade-level standardized testing and take the ACT or SAT, an above-grade-level testing designed for college-bound eleventh and twelfth graders.

Olivia participated in the 7th Grade Talent Search during the 2017-2018 academic year along with more than 59,000 Duke TIP enrolees nationwide. She scored in the 97th percentile in English and 88th percentile in Reading, qualifying her to receive a Duke TIP Medal of Honor and to participate in their highest level of programs offerings.

We are very proud of Olivia for accomplishing this outstanding award and qualifying for such an elite program sponsored by Duke University.


Kindergarten through fourth-grade classrooms organized this year's cultural day with a variety of exhibits from various countries around the world. The colorful displays included artwork, food, attire and other elements to represent each country's cultural traditions. Students traveled with their passports to each destination and experienced engaging lessons on the different traditions and cultures. Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Italy, France, Vietnam, China, Bolivia, Lebanon, India, England, and Scotland were among the many countries displayed.

HSES Cultural Day

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First Place at PSIA

May 22, 2017

HSES took home three “First Place” titles, one “Second Place” title, three “Third Place” titles and “Sixth Place” in the Middle School Division – the only school in Houston to rank in the top ten – at the PSIA State Competition.

Ten HSES students participated in the academic tournament that took place on May 6 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. We are very proud of their hard work and dedication during the qualifying process and final round!

And the Award goes to…
Talya Hood – First Place, On-site Drawing 8th grade
Rebecca Bi – First Place, Mathematics 6th grade
Savannah Tutor – First Place, Ready Writing, 5th grade
Rebecca Bi – Second Place, Number Sense 6th grade
Evan Long – Third Place, Spelling 6th grade
Olivia Long – Third Place, On-Site Drawing 6th grade
Joseph Bi – Third Place, Mathematics 3rd grade
Victor Marchon – Ninth Place, Vocabulary 5th grade
Lawton Paddock – Ninth Place, Spelling 4th grade
Davis Wall – Preliminaries, Impromptu Speaking 8th grade
Elliot Arntz – Preliminaries, Ready Writing 3rd grade
Holy Spirit Episcopal School – Sixth Place, Middle School “A” Division
Mrs. Dawn Owen – First Place, PSIA Saints Instructor

The PSIA (Private Schools Interscholastic Association) State Meet hosted around 2,600 contestants from more than 250 schools across Texas. The students from diverse lower and middle school grade levels competed in a wide spectrum of subjects including mathematics, social studies, science, writing, art, reading, music, and more.

Go Saints!




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