Eight Foster Middle School students earned State Recognition from Duke University for their scores on college entrance exams. One student also qualified for the university’s Grand Recognition for scoring higher on the ACT than most of her counterparts across the U.S.


State Recognition

Naomi D’Arbell

Bradie Davis

Roshni Edalur

Abigail Pauley

Neal Rangu

Cody Smith

Lucas Steele

Gus Williams


State and Grand Recognition

Bradie Davis


The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search is the largest program of its kind in the nation. It identifies academically talented seventh-graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. Candidates are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exam as 7th graders. Of the 138 Longview ISD students who qualified to take an exam, 41 tested. The Duke recognized students will be honored at the May 14 meeting of the district’s board of trustees.

Front Row (left-to-right) Cody Smith, Gus Williams, Roshni Edalur, Abigail Pauley; Back Row (left-to-right) Neal Rangu, Lucas Steele, Bradie Davis, Naomi D’Arbell