A Meridian middle school student is being recognized for an achievement that is a stretch for even some high school students.
Erika Hoffman, a seventh grade student at Northeast Middle School, recently scored a 25 on the ACT college entrance exam. She made a 30 on the reading portion.
For her achievement, she will be honored by Duke University, through its talent identification program.
Its talent search identifies students in 16 states who've scored in the 95th percentile on a grade level achievement test.
"I've always kind of been in the advanced classes and everything. I was used to that. But I didn't really worry about it. And I'm like, cool, if I can do this well now, if I actually work for it, what can I do? Because I've always just kind of glided along because the classes have never really been hard," Hoffman said.
Hoffman will be honored by Duke at a grand recognition ceremony May 18.