DUKE TIP RECOGNIZES HSES STUDENT IN EIGHTH GRADE
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.
Math Enthusiast Represents HSES
Sixth grade math genius, Evan Long, attended the MATHCOUNTS Greater Houston Chapter Competition on Saturday, February 4 and placed among the top half of the local student pool.
Although Evan did not make it to the State Competition round, he applied excellent mathematical skills and numbers agility to represent HSES with accuracy and poise. Evan hopes to participate again next year and build a team of math peers to place HSES in the final round.
MATHCOUNTS is a non-profit organization that provides engaging math programs for students in sixth through eighth grade throughout the US. Each year, more than 140,000 middle school students of all levels participate in state and chapter competitions to empower their math aptitudes and reach their full potential.
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