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Natasha Peri, 11-year-old Indian-American girl, declared one of brightest students in world

From Thelma L Sandmeier Elementary School in New Jersey, she has been awarded by the top United States university for her exceptional performance in the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) standardised tests in part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

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Washington D.C., First Published Aug 3, 2021, 12:23 PM IST
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Natasha Peri, an 11-year-old Indian American girl, has been declared as one of the brightest students in the world by a gifted education program for school going children in the United States. From Thelma L Sandmeier Elementary School in New Jersey, she has been awarded by the top United States university for her exceptional performance in the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) standardised tests in part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. From these tests, many universities determine whether to accept a student for admission or not.

Fond of doodling and reading JRR Tolkien's novels, she made the cut for Hopkins CTY 'High Honor Awards'. According to media reports, Peri was one of nearly 19,000 students from 84 countries who took part in this talent search. The Hopkins' CTY uses above-grade-level testing to identify advanced students from around the world and show a clear picture of their academic abilities.

She took the test in 2021's spring when she was in Grade 5.  With the 90th percentile, her results in the verbal and quantitative sections levelled to advanced Grade 8 performance.
Virginia Roach, Executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, said that they are thrilled and excited to cultivate students growth as scholars and citizens throughout schools, college and beyond.

Ever year, there are more than 15,000 enrolments in the courses each year. In addition, summer programmes for students is also offered at about 20 sites across the globe.  

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