All Saints Episcopal Student Qualifies for Duke University Gifted Program

Max Davis, a Seventh-grade student at All Saints’ Episcopal School, participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search. Three additional All Saints’ peers, Avaleigh Davis, Julia Gibson, and Brent Witherspoon, were also extended the invitation to join the program based on exceptional scoring from the previous school year standardized testing.
Each year, Duke TIP identifies a group of academically talented students in the United States based on their exceptional grade-level standardized test scores. Only those who score at or above the 95th percentile qualify. Those students are invited to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search and to take the ACT or SAT, which are designed for college-bound eleventh and twelfth graders. Taking an above-grade-level test is an experience that allows these gifted seventh graders to more accurately gauge their academic abilities and potential, as they need more advanced examinations than they find in their grade level.
All Saints’ shares in the excitement for Max and his academic achievements. “Max’s efforts are as big as his heart,” states Annemarie Spain, Director of Admissions at All Saints’ Episcopal School. “We love to watch all of our students shine, and to be acknowledged for their efforts and intellect at this level is something we are tremendously proud of.”
Participants in the 7th Grade Talent Search also receive a variety of support services and gain access to research and other information about using their academic abilities more effectively. Students will be honored at a Recognition Ceremony held on May 7, 2018 at Belmont University in Nashville.

About TIP: The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources to gifted students, their parents, educators, and schools to help gifted scholars reach their full academic potential. For more on Duke TIP talent searches, including qualification requirements for its 4th–6th Grade Talent Search and 7th Grade Talent Search, visit