Two GCAA Students Recognized by Programs for the Academically Gifted

Two GCAA students have recently been recognized for for their outstanding academic achievements: Paisley Regester, GCAA sophomore, was selected to attend Missouri Scholars Academy, a residential summer program held at the University of Missouri-Columbia in June. The Missouri Scholars Academy is a three-week academic program for 330 of Missouri's gifted students who are ready to begin their junior year in high school. The Academy reflects Missouri's desire to strive for excellence in education at all levels. Congratulations to Paisley! Her hard work on the application process paid off! GCAA student Alexia Estes participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 7th Grade Talent Search. Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. Candidates are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exams as seventh graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. Congratulations to Alexia for challenging herself and taking the ACT as a 7th grader! Nice going! Article submitted by Ms. Christine Nobbe, EdS, NBCT Grand Center Arts Academy Instructional Coach and Gifted Education Specialist