The faculty and staff of Macon East are proud to recognize the following 7th grade students as Duke Talent Identification Program honorees ~ Hendley Culpepper, Jay Moore, McKinnon Hammonds, Trey Mathews, and Ali Churchwell. These students qualified for the Duke TIP program based on their outstanding performance on the ACT Aspire test. Duke TIP is a global leader in identifying academically gifted students and providing them with opportunities to support their development. As part of the talent search enrollment, Duke TIP registers eligible seventh graders to take either the ACT or SAT as an above-level test. This allows students to have greater insight into their abilities, and it gives them the opportunity to preview a college entrance exam.