Alvin ISD Students Honored at State and National Level by the Duke University Talent Identification Program 7th Grade Talent Search

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L to R: Paige Hartsgrove (state), Rachel Ordiales (state), Parker Waganer (state), Michelle Chen (state and grand), Zachary Escobar (state) 

 

48 incoming eighth-grade students across seven Alvin ISD Jr. High Schools were recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search in the spring for meeting the grand level and state level qualifying score criteria.

 

Those earning grand recognition were honored in May at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium and the students earning state recognitions attended a special ceremony held at Texas A&M University.

 

Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. The national seventh-grade talent search identifies, recognizes, and supports high-performing students. Through Duke TIP, these students receive college preparatory tools, enrichment, and summer opportunities. 

 

Grand Recognition is given to students who score at or above 90% of recent high school graduates on the ACT or SAT. State Recognition is given to students who score at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on the ACT or SAT.

 

Alvin ISD is honored to have so many gifted and talented students being recognized for this astonishing achievement.

 

The following Alvin ISD students were recognized at the grand level:

  • Michelle Chen – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Kalyn Luong – Rodeo Palms Jr. High
  • Isabella Moralde – Ronald McNair Jr. High

 

The following Alvin ISD students were recognized at the state level:

  • Aiden Chen – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Angel Johnstun – Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Arianna January – Rodeo Palms Jr. High
  • Avah Patel – Rodeo Palms Jr. High
  • Celine Nguyen – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Clint Smith – Fairview Jr. High
  • Cooper Williams – Alvin Jr. High
  • Daniel Wu – Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Darrius Gardner – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Devan Pillai – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Drew Vickerman – Manvel Jr. High
  • Ethan Judge – Rodeo Palms Jr. High
  • Gabrielle Castillo – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Hailey Oliver – Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Isabella Emmons – Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Jacquelyn Serrano – Harby Jr. High
  • Julian Esquito – Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Kavya Vivekanand – Rodeo Palms Jr. High
  • Kennedy Cooper - Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Kevin Yang - Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Kirsten Womack - Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Luisa Bautista - Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Malak Ettahali - Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Mallika Gyawali - Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Maria Grau - Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Martin Rosetta - Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Mateo Crawford – Manvel Jr. High
  • Nikhil Varma – Rodeo Palms Jr. High
  • Noor Hamid – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Ogochukwu Mgbemeje – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Pablo Trillos - Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Paige Hartsgrove - Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Parker Waganer - Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Prisha Verma – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Quanghuy Le - Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Rachel Ordiales - Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Sadie Ostrowicki – Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Shais Sharafi – Rodeo Palms Jr. High
  • Shayan Moraghebi – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Sheadon Lu – Rodeo Palms Jr. High
  • Steve Thomas – Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Veda Kadakia – Nolan Ryan Jr. High
  • Yusef Nassar – Ronald McNair Jr. High
  • Zachary Escobar – Nolan Ryan Jr. High