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DURHAM, NC—The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) announced today that it will expand its newly popular CRISIS program to Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

CRISIS (Creative Resolutions of Impending Situations with Intelligent Solutions) is Duke TIP’s first summer residential program for fifth and sixth graders in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. Through problem-based learning, CRISIS builds leadership and teamwork skills by asking students to assume the role of a professional on a research team, collaborating with team members to solve a community crisis. Students explore fields such as engineering, business, medicine, and health while participating in leadership and development activities designed to help participants discover more about who they are and what they want to be.

The new site will host approximately 300 fifth and sixth graders over three weeklong programs, slated for summer 2014. Washington University will be the third Duke TIP CRISIS site, joining Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. A total of 578 students attended last year’s CRISIS program.

“We are pleased to be able to expand our offerings for CRISIS to meet the demand of our students who want to participate in the week-long program,” says Melissa Rains, CRISIS program coordinator. “Washington University’s facilities and personnel are a perfect fit for the expansion of our program. The campus is welcoming with state of the art facilities in a safe and compact environment. And the surrounding city offers staff and students a wealth of resources to enhance the classroom and residential experiences.”

Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.

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About Duke TIPThe Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources to gifted students, their parents, educators, and schools for the development of the students’ optimal educational potential.

 
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS to Leadership student Morgan Guess!  Morgan will be a presenter for the February SENG conference.  Please click here if you are interested in registering or learning more about SENG.
 
 
Not the resume of a typical 5th grader, Morgan Guess was also featured on Sweety High - Read more about Morgan and Sweety High by clicking on the picture below.
 
McCracken County Schools
District Office
5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
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Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of McCracken County Schools are hereby notified that the McCracken County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning McCracken County Schools™ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact: Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel and/or Director of Pupil Personnel, 5347 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003, (270) 538-4000. The McCracken County School System offers the following career and technical programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Agriculture, Business and Office Technology, Technology and Pre-Engineering. Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: Mr. Michael Ceglinski, Principal of McCracken County High School, 6530 New Highway 60 West, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-538-4300, Michael.ceglinski@mccracken.kyschools.us. To obtain this information in a language other than English, call 270-538-4000.
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Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
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(270) 538-4000
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5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
phone:  270-538-4000
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