2011.05.17 > For Immediate Release
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UNO Recognizes TIP Participants, Awardees at Ceremony
Omaha - On Monday, May 16, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) was host to the 2011 Nebraska Recognition Ceremony for the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s (TIP) 31st annual 7th Grade Talent Search.
The ceremony was held to recognize nearly 600 Nebraska seventh graders for their ACT and SAT scores. Most students take the ACT and/or SAT in their junior year of high school, in preparation for college applications.
Students invited to the ceremony met one of several criteria, including:
• ACT scores above 20 in English or math,
• ACT scores above 21 in science or reading,
• SAT scores above 520 for math,
• 510 for critical reading, or
• 500 for writing.
In Nebraska, 582 students qualified for recognition of the 1,069 who tested. The ceremony was moderated by UNO Honors Program Director Rosalie Saltzman and included remarks from Terry Hynes, senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs; Jeff French, a professor of Psychology; and Thomas Wallace, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs.
"UNO joins the TIP program in recognizing and applauding the excellence of all the students who took the opportunity to improve their education," Saltzman said.
Started in 1981, TIP is a nonprofit educational organization that has become a leader in identifying talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal educational potential.
As part of this program, UNO is offering scholarships to five students, who can each take one college-level course any time before the start of their junior year of high school. The students are: Bridget Mizener, Don Nguyen, Raymond Thai and Edward Yuan, all of Omaha; and Benjamin Giebelhausen of Bennington.
Also honored at the event were Jesse Y. Lin, a fourth-grade student who received the Explore Award for his ACT scores, as well as Aly Freeman and Ross Grieb, both of Omaha, who earned Bevin Awards for their perfect scores in reading.
For more information on this year’s winners, contact Rosalie Saltzman: 402.554.2598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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