Prime News, International (Washington), August 3:- An Indian American girl has been declared one of the brightest students in the world by a top US university. Natasha Peri, 11, 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 John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Talent (VTY) Search, a media release said Monday.
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. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).