Celebrating Students

a girl smiling and celebrating in class


Notifying students is the last step you must take for your students to enroll in Duke TIP. However, many schools also choose to hold local awards assemblies in the spring to honor their TIP participants, and we encourage you to do so. It helps students take pride in their achievements.

Ceremony materials

If you’d like to recognize your students with a ceremony, you can request a list of your enrollees at any time by emailing 456talentsearch@tip.duke.edu. We also provide a sample ceremony script (PDF) and a certificate template (PDF) that you can use, as well as a press release template (DOCX) so you can notify local media of your students’ achievements.

Ceremony Script (PDF)

Certificate Template (PDF)

Press Release Template (DOCX)

Celebrating PSAT 8/9 testers

You may want to honor students who took the PSAT 8/9 testing through TIP. You can request a list of those students by emailing us at 456talentsearch@tip.duke.edu. Please note: we do not provide scores; we only confirm which students registered and tested.

You can also use a separate press release template (DOCX) that focuses on the PSAT 8/9.

PSAT 8/9 Tester Press Release Template

Other ways to support students

Display our partnership badge

When you become a participating TIP school or district, you may display your support of academically talented youth by using this partnership badge on your website, social media pages, or in your publications. Right click on the image to save a web-ready version.