Nine students of The Epstein School have qualified to take the ACT as a part of the 2019 Duke University Talent Identification Program’s seventh grade talent search. Epstein students have been participating in the Duke TIP program for 15 years, but this year six students scored high enough on the ACT to receive state recognition.
The seventh-grade students who received state recognition were Joey Bardack, Jonah Blum, Elliott Furie, Asher Glenn, Zachary Meyerowitz and Owen Rosenthal. Students who reached the Georgia state level were recognized at a ceremony last month at Middle Georgia State University. They also received a medal for their achievement.
Other students who qualified to take the ACT were Naomi Furie, Ryan Kardon and Dolev Brown.
“Every year students have received state recognition. It is incredible that seventh-graders can score very high, when some high school students cannot reach that level yet,” said Coleen Lou, director of communications at The Epstein School.
“The Epstein School is very proud of the extraordinary achievement of our students,” the school said in a release. “This is a wonderful reflection of the exceptional quality and benefits of Epstein’s dual-language academic program in combination with a STEAM-focused, 21st century learning environment,” the statement read.
“The ACT test reflects the learning that goes on in the classroom and is a clear indicator that Epstein students are very well-prepared to enter the very best high schools and colleges of their choice.”