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Cole Nugent, the 13-year-old son of Paul and Lisa Nugent of Hodgenville, has qualified to attend the Duke University Talent Identification Program Center Summer Studies.
He has chosen to study “Frogs, Bogs and Pollywogs: Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles”, on the campus of New College in Sarasota, Fla.
He’ll participate in classroom studies and field trips.
Students who qualify for the Center for Summer Studies represent the highest-scoring students in Duke TIP’s Seventh Grade Talent Search. The courses offered at the Center for Summer Studies are some of the most challenging and rigorous available to academically gifted students in the country.
Nugent is homeschooled. He scored in the 95th percentile or above on a grade-level achievement test and was chosen to participate in TIP.
The Seventh Grade Talent Search identifies academically qualified students and invites them to complete college entrance examinations (SAT or ACT) alongside high-school students. Students are formally recognized for their test scores, provided with detailed information about their abilities, and introduced to an available network of academic opportunities and resources.
Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs are three-week summer residential programs held on college campuses and in field study locations around the world. The sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world. Programs offer advanced level courses in challenging and inspiring settings.
Nugent is the grandson of Charlene B. Nugent and the late James Nugent of Lebanon; and Phyllis S. Robertson and Marlin G. Robertson of Princeton.