The following Macon East Academy students were honored to be recognized by the Duke Talent Identification Program based on their performance in the 95th percentile on national standardized achievement testing: Jacob Caddell, Chase Lashlee, Addison Little, Julia Mathis, Marisa Robledo, and Hunter Wren.  Seventh grade students selected as Duke TIP scholars are eligible to take the ACT or SAT college entrance exam as a measure of their academic excellence. The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a gifted education program based at Duke University. Founded in 1980 as one of the first pre-collegiate studies programs offered by an American university, the program aims to identify gifted students and provide advanced educational opportunities.