Duke University’s Talent Identification Program has honored Rockingham Middle School seventh-grader Mason Bailey at its grand recognition ceremony.
Mason is the son of Paige Hartgrove Bailey and the grandson of Rita and Norman Bland of Rockingham, the late Larry Hartgrove and wife, Susan, of Hamlet, and Randy and Dayle Bailey of Rockingham.
Duke University’s TIP identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these students take above-level college-entrance exams (ACT or SAT) to learn more about their abilities.
Duke TIP hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh-graders who score highest on these ACT or SAT exams. This year, of the more than 64,896 participants nationally, 21,775 students have been invited to attend state recognition ceremonies and 1,894 have been invited to the grand recognition ceremony.
The grand recognition ceremony honors seventh-graders who have earned scores equal to or better than 90 percent of college-bound seniors who took the same tests. The event was held May 19 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University campus in Durham.