Student Qualifies for Duke Gifted Program & PSAT 8/9

For Immediate Release

Lila Holt, 5th grade student at Mt. Vernon Elementary School, participates in the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 4th–6th Grade Talent Search.

Lila HoltEach year, a select group of academically talented students in the United States are identified as academically gifted based on their exceptional grade-level standardized test scores at or above the 95th percentile qualify. Those students are invited to participate in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search and to take the optional PSAT 8/9, which is designed for eighth and ninth graders. Taking an above-grade-level test is an experience that allows these gifted fourth, fifth, and sixth graders to more accurately gauge their academic abilities and potential, as they need more advanced examinations than they find in their grade level.

Lila took the PSAT 8/9 at Berea Community School in Berea, KY on Saturday, January 20th, 2018.


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