Austin College hosts prestigious educational program

By: Allison Harris Email
By: Allison Harris Email

SHERMAN, TEXAS -- For the second year in a row, the prestigious Duke TIP educational program for gifted and talented grade school students is at Austin College.

Thursday, we caught up with students dissecting pigs, donated for research.

The non-profit educational program is offered to the top three percent of students nationwide.

Participants stay at Austin College for three weeks, taking college-level courses for seven hours a day, in philosophy, biology, engineering, psychology, and creative writing.

"It's just like really interesting. We've learned about the muscles and bones and we're learning about the brain and neurons right now," participant Caleb Dixon said.

"At my school, we don't have a lot of opportunities to go more into depth science, and I want to be a pediatric heart surgeon," participant Melanie Parris said.

Each participant takes the SAT as a qualifier for the program.

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