Katy ISD Students Qualify for Duke TIP’s Grand Recognition

This spring, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) will recognize academically-talented seventh graders for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. A total of 18 Katy ISD students qualified for Grand Recognition for their performance on the exams:

  • Beck Jr. High – Shreya Budhiraja, Kristy Chang, Russell Ku, Hannah Liu, Johann Pally, Steven Sun, Michael Tian, and Elizabeth Xu.
  • McMeans Jr. High – Argha Bandyopadhyay
  • Cinco Ranch Jr. High – Mariel Culp
  • Beckendorff Jr. High – Sean Anderson, Ashish Chakraborty, Alan Guo, Keith Liang, Aditya Shah, Jennings Ye, and Louis Zhang.
  • WoodCreek Jr. High – Viraaj Punia

Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search 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 their ACT or SAT exams. This year, 75,172 participated nationally. Of those, 1,670 students have been invited to the grand recognition ceremony.

Click here for more information about the Duke TIP program.