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Here’s Why This 11-Year-Old Indian-American Girl Is One Of The Brightest Students In The World

Natasha Peri, a student at Thelma L Sandmeier Elementary School in New Jersey, has been honoured for her exceptional performance on the SAT, ACT, or similar assessment taken as part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Talent (VTY) Search

Here’s Why This 11-Year-Old Indian-American Girl Is One Of The Brightest Students In The World
Natasha Peri took the Johns Hopkins Talent Search test in Spring 2021, when she was in Grade 5 | Representational Image
Here’s Why This 11-Year-Old Indian-American Girl Is One Of The Brightest Students In The World
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2021-08-03T12:34:38+05:30

An Indian American girl has emerged as exceptional student after qualifying Johns Hopkins Talent Search test.

The top US University has declared Natasha Peri, 11, a student at Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School, in New Jersey as exceptional talent, after she was able to crack the exam held as part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Talent (VTY) Search.

Peri was one of nearly 19,000 students from 84 countries who joined CTY in the 2020-21 Talent Search year.

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 took the Johns Hopkins Talent Search test in Spring 2021, when she was in Grade 5. Her results in the verbal and quantitative sections levelled with the 90th percentile of advanced Grade 8 performance.

Peri made the cut for Johns Hopkins CTY “High Honors Awards.

“This motivates me to do more,” she said, adding that doodling and reading J.R.R Tolkien’s novels may have worked for her.

As part of Johns Hopkins policy, granular information is not broken down by age or race. Likewise, it is left to the guardian to disclose the prodigy’s name. Within the US, awardees come from all 50 US states.

Less than 20 per cent of CTY Talent Search participants qualified for CTY High Honors Awards. Honorees also qualified for CTY's online and summer programs, through which bright students can form a community of engaged learners with other bright students from around the world.

"We are thrilled to celebrate these students," said Virginia Roach, CTY's executive director.

"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," she said in a statement.

There are more than 15,500 enrolments in CTY Online Programs courses each year. In addition, CTY's in-person Summer Programs for bright students is offered at about 20 sites in the United States and Hong Kong, the release said.

(With PTI inputs)

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