Natasha Peri from New Jersey receives Johns Hopkins High Honours Award from among 19,000 students who applied for the talent search
An 11-year-old Indian-American girl, Natasha Peri, has been named among the brightest students in the world by a top university in the United States.
Natasha is a student of Thelma L Sandmeier Elementary School in New Jersey. She has been recognised for her exceptional performance in the country’s standardised exams for college admissions – Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) – and a talent search conducted by the Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth (CTY).
She was among 19,000 students from 84 countries to join CTY in the 2020-21 talent search year and made the cut for Johns Hopkins High Honours Awards. CTY uses above-grade-level testing to identify advanced students from around the world and provide a clear picture of their true academic abilities.
Peri’s result in the verbal and quantitative sections was in line with the 90th percentile of the advance Grade 8 performance. Less than 20% of the participants qualified for the High Honours Awards.
According to the Johns Hopkins policy, granular information is not broken down by age or race and the disclosure of the prodigy’s name depends on the guardian.
“In a year that was anything but ordinary, their love of learning shined through, and we are excited to help cultivate their growth as scholars and citizens throughout high school, college, and beyond,” said CTY executive director Virginia Roach.
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