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Middle School News

April 2, 2015


Middle School Student Scores 29 on ACT

A number of students from Maplewood Richmond Heights School District have been very active with the Duke Tip Program for the past couple of years.

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential.

Students qualify if they
• score at or above the 95th percentile on an accepted subtest or total battery/composite of a grade-level standardized achievement test, aptitude test, mental-ability test, approved state criterion-referenced test or
• have a standard score at or above 125 on the full scale or composite score on an IQ test that is no more than two years old.  

Kadin Kristjansson (seventh grade) was one of the students that participated in this program. Kristjansson scored a 29 on her ACT. Her scores were as follows:

Math (21)
English (31)
Reading (31)
Science (34)

"Kadin Kristjansson is an amazing young woman who inspires and enriches the lives of everyone she meets.  Her global kindness, awareness and humility exemplify her insatiable curiosity and desire to impact her personal life and the world by creating a more beautiful place with each of her actions," said Amy Kruger, Middle School Gifted Teacher. 

The award ceremony is Monday May 18, 2015 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. For more information and details for this ceremony contact Michael Dittrich.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.