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GAC Fifth Grader Ryan Pi wins first place winner in the Duke TIP Writing Contest
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GAC Fifth Grader Ryan Pi wins first place winner in the Duke TIP Writing Contest

GAC is proud to announce that fifth grader Ryan Pi's story won first place in the fifth grade division of Duke University’s Talent Identification Program Talent Search Writing Contest. With more than 900 students participating in the writing contest this year, this is an outstanding accomplishment. 

A GAC student since K4, Ryan has been writing since he was 5 and loves to read. He's currently in Mr. Jongko's homeroom class and Mrs. Beasley is his Language Arts teacher this year.

According to his mom, GAC third grade TA Mrs. Lee, "Ryan loves to read and is anxious if his bookshelf is empty. He has been writing different kinds of writing since he was 5 during his years at GAC. In 2nd grade, he even made his own book/story about the Bible. His teachers throughout the years have continuously encouraged him to read and write. He was blessed to have all of these amazing teachers. They fueled him to carry on."

He wants to be an author like J.K. Rowling when he grows up. Ryan enjoys math, playing the cello, tennis, and watching NBA games.

To read Ryan's story, please visit the Duke TIP website.

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. 

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