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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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Seven Students Win First Place in PSIA District

March 06, 2017

Seven HSES students placed First, and four placed Second, in the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) District Meet on Saturday, March 4. These 11 students have advanced to the State Competition that will take place in Fort Worth, TX in May.

Of the 25 HSES lower and middle school students that attended, 22 achieved a winning placement in 43 different events. The HSES contenders participated in diverse categories, including Math, Spelling, Writing, Speaking, Science and Drawing, among others.

The PSIA program inspires students to achieve their highest academic goals and rewards their success with competition incentives. Scholarship awards are provided for students who excel in the State competition to support their dreams and academic future.

We congratulate Mrs. Dawn Owen for enlisting HSES in Fifth place among 18 schools and leading our students through this journey to academic excellence!

CLICK HERE to view the HSES Participation in PSIA District Snapshot.




HSES admits students of any race, creed, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded, or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational or admission policies, scholarship programs, athletics or any other school-administered programs.