Two University Heights Academy 8th Graders, Beth Peebles and Sara Whitman, will 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. Taking place at thirteen college campuses across the country, Duke TIP’s Summer Studies Program is demanding, intense, and rewarding. 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 (above) has qualified and been accepted 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: Near Shore and Oceans. 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 was Sara Whitman (above). Sara will be attending at Rollins College, in Winter Park, Florida, for three weeks this summer and will be enrolled in Psychology. The Rollins College Summer Studies program is for eligible Duke TIP 7th-8th graders. Sara is the daughter of Cristina Anderson and Jason Whitman.

Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization that supports academically talented students in grades four through twelve.