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7th-grader joins Duke TIP

Akshar Yeccherla, a seventh-grader at Mills Park Middle School in Cary, was invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious Seventh Grade Talent Search. He will be recognized on May 22 at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke TIP’s Seventh Grade Talent Search identifies students across the country 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. Akshar received a 1440/1600 SAT Score in the Duke TIP exam. He also took second place in Wake County Spelling Bee in March. Participants also receive support services and gain access to research and other information about using their academic abilities more effectively.

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Raleigh teen has found his place on stage

For his first lead role with Raleigh Little Theatre, Michael McKenna played James in “James and the Giant Peach.” He read the book when he was younger and he remembered liking it, but getting into character as James is a different level of engagement. He had to find out who the character is, what he’s like. James is adventurous, McKenna found, and is good at working out plans and solutions when the bugs that are James’ fellow passengers on the oversized peach need help.

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2 Scouts achieve Eagle rank

Two members of Scout Troop 100 at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Scouting. Both boys started in Webelos at the church in 2007 and served in various roles in their troop.

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Enabling the common man to save a life

Students from Enloe High School in Raleigh have created the CPRonDemand app that coaches people on how to perform CPR when they see someone going into cardiac arrest. Go to: http://lenovoscholars.com/2017-fan-favorite/ to vote for CPRonDemand in the Lenovo Scholar Network National Mobile App Development Competition.
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Enabling the common man to save a life 2:14

Enabling the common man to save a life

Challenging talented students with advanced classes is key to success 1:18

Challenging talented students with advanced classes is key to success

Confronting race and stereotypes in Wake schools 2:22

Confronting race and stereotypes in Wake schools

'Counted Out' explores why low-income children are often left out of gifted classes in NC 1:48

'Counted Out' explores why low-income children are often left out of gifted classes in NC