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2003-10-24 schools
Kirk ranks in top on CTBS
PAINTSVILLE Alex Kirk, a seventh-grader in the Paintsville Independent School System, received notice last week that he ranked in the top one percent nationally in the McGraw-Hill Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills.

Kirk's total score was in the 99th percentile, which means that he scored higher than approximately 99 percent of the students in the nation.

The CTBS is a nationwide test that assesses students' abilities in math, science, language, reading, spelling and social studies.

Kirk has also been invited to participate in Duke University's Talent Identification Program, which selects top-ranked seventh-graders across the country to take the ACT examination this December. Through Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search program, which focuses on the identification, recognition and support of high-ability seventh graders, students take college entrance exams with high school students.

Kirk lives with his father and mother, John and Johnna Kirk, and his sister, Molly, in Paintsville.

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