Today is Thursday, a time for throwbacks and we decided to celebrate the 13-year old Nigerian-American who got admitted into the Duke University gifted program last year October .
The genius identified as Noella Ukpe Roberts, a seventh grader, was asked to join the Duke University talent identification program last year.
The amazing teenage girl according to reports was said to have narrated her favorite folktale Lao Lao Tou in adorable videos, well said in fluent Chinese in 2013 that definitely caught the attention of the University ‘s management.
As a bonus in the talent identification program, the 13-year old was given a college-level equivalent course in finance, a major opportunity to help her explore areas like marketing, mortgages, innovations and taxes, among others.
The Duke talent identification program is an NGO that specializes in recognizing exceptionally talented kids in the US , honing each amazing talent in order to increase their potential.
Each student however is made to undergo a rigorous cross-checking process of their grade-level test scores and then only those with a 95th percentile are allowed to participate in the seventh grade talent search. Afterwards, each student has to take either the SAT or AIC and only the ones that tops the score board are given admission.
13 year old Noella did not only passed this extremely long and tedious process, she emerged one of the best, putting smiles on the faces of her parents and Nigerians both at home and In diaspora.
“Qualifying for Duke’s summer studies is such an amazing opportunity. I’m hoping to gain skills in finance that will prepare me to own and operate my own animation studio one day” she said.
We Join The World To Celebrate You Once Again Noella!