Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Brody Johnson, a 7th grade student from ECMS, was among the students honored today by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. He was recognized at today's Grand Recognition Ceremony at Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Brody recently achieved a composite score of 35 on the ACT exam. He is also a member of the ECMS Academic Team and was able to take the exam as a result of scoring in the top 95 percentile on the state standardized test.
He scored perfect on more than one section of the exam, something only he and six other students out of more than 60,000 others were able to accomplish.
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 standardized test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level college-entrance exams to learn more about their abilities. Duke TIP then hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders with remarkable ACT or SAT scores. Those with the highest scores are invited to the Grand Recognition Ceremony. Of 48,569 students who took the exams through Duke TIP—all of whom are in the 95th percentile of their grade level—only 2,611 were invited to the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
Brody is the son of Brad and Jodi Johnson of Bee Spring.