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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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Four Students Attend National History Bee Finals

February 20, 2017

Holy Spirit Episcopal School (HSES) hosted the Regional Finals of the National History Bee on February 17 and received more than 500 students that competed for a place in the Finals. History Instructor, Shannon Shrader, organized the event and ensured all details were in place for the competition.

Mrs. Shrader also prepared the ten HSES middle school students who participated in their grade divisions, including the four students that qualified for Nationals in Atlanta which will take place in June.

At the Regional Finals, students participated “in three rounds of a fast-paced and interactive buzzer format” that covered topics from ancient Greece to video games such as Pong and the Legend of Zelda.

Congratulations to HSES regional competitors Audrey Hudson, Kyle Hodges, Mason Price, Murphy McNew, Evan Long, Mitchell Shadden, Blake Petry, Davis Wall, Kennedy Havens, and Eleanor Carter. Good luck to our national competitors Mason Price, Evan Long, Mitchell Shadden, and Kennedy Havens. And thank you to Mrs. Shrader and the Holy Spirit Community for empowering our students!

Our "History Bees" are Buzzing!




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