Goliad middle schooler to participate in Duke program

Jake West, a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Goliad Middle School, was one of four students at GMS selected this year to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Seventh-grade students with strong intellectual abilities are eligible to participate because they have achieved a qualifying score at or above the 95th percentile on a recent grade-level test and they have had a teacher/counselor recommendation. He is the son of Mark and Sarah West and the brother of Tye and Kendall West, all of Victoria.