Washington. An 11-year-old Indian-origin girl has been declared one of the world’s brightest students by the Gifted Education Program, run among school-going children in America. Natasha Peri, a student at Thelma L. Sandmire Elementary School in New Jersey, has been awarded for her outstanding performance in the SAT, ACT and other exams. These exams were conducted by John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) as a talent search campaign.
A lover of doodling and reading JRR Tolkien’s novels, Perry made it to the High Honor Awards organized by John Hopkins and was among the 20 percent of children who qualified for the award by participating in a talent search campaign. Talking to PTI, Perry said, “It inspires me to do better.”
According to PTI, 19,000 students from 84 countries took part in this talent search competition. Perry joined this competition when she was a grade five student. The exam was conducted in the summer of 2021. According to the report, Perry’s result in the verbal and quantitative section examination was considered equal to 90% of the advanced grade-8.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in Baltimore uses a grade level testing process to identify talented students from around the world. Through the examination, a clear picture of the real academic abilities of the students also emerges.
“We are thrilled to celebrate with these students,” Virginia Roach, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, said in a statement. What was normal in a year has changed because of his passion for learning. We are excited to help them as scholars and citizens in high school, college and beyond.”