Two University Heights Academy Freshmen, Beth Peebles and Sara Whitman, will once again be spending their summer with the Duke TIP Summer Studies program. The Duke TIP Summer Studies is a three-week residential program for high-achieving young scholars in grades seven through ten. Students take part in interactive, inquiry-based learning that challenges them to think critically about themselves and their world. Led by content experts, courses are equivalent to a year of high school instruction. Only students who score at the very top of their grade level on the ACT or SAT are eligible to attend.
Beth Peebles has qualified and been accepted once again to attend the Summer Studies Program at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort (Pivers Island), North Carolina, for three weeks this summer and will be enrolled in Marine Biology: Estuaries and Marshes. The Marine Lab program is for eligible Duke TIP 8th-10th graders. Beth is the daughter of Bob and Katie Peebles.
Also qualified and accepted for the third straight year to attend the Summer Studies Program was Sara Whitman. Sara will be attending the University of Georgia for three weeks this summer and will be enrolled in The Brain, Intelligence & Creativity. The University of Georgia Summer Studies program is for eligible Duke TIP 8th-10th graders. Sara is the daughter of Christina Anderson and Jason Whitman.
Sarah Peebles, a University Heights Academy 6th Grader, has qualified and has been accepted to attend the Duke TIP CRISIS summer program at Belmont University. CRISIS is a residential summer program for 5th and 6th graders enrolled in TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. The program lasts one week and takes place on one of five college campuses. The program tackles a different hypothetical community crisis each year. The 2018 CRISIS is Hurricane TIP. Students will join a specific profession “research team” and assume the role of that professional, collaborate with their peers, work together to solve and examine the effects of a major hurricane from the perspective of engineers, meteorological scientists, government officials, marine biologists, the media, and health professionals as they prepare for the impending storm. Students will also participate in activities that build their academic, leadership, and teamwork skills. Sarah will be a part of the Meteorological Sciences research team. Sarah is the daughter of Bob and Katie Peebles.