An 11-year-old American Indian has been declared one of the brightest students in the world by a gifted education program for children attending school in the United States. Natasha Peri of Thelma L Sandmeier Elementary School in New Jersey was honored for her outstanding performance on SAT, ACT or a similar assessment she took as part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth talent search ( CTY).
Peri, who enjoys doodling and reading JRR Tolkien’s novels, was shortlisted for the Johns Hopkins CTY High Honors Awards and was among nearly 20% of talent scout entrants who qualified for the award. “It motivates me to do more,” Peri was quoted as saying by PTI.
The PTI news agency quoted a statement saying that Peri was one of nearly 19,000 students from 84 countries who participated in the latest talent search. Peri took the Johns Hopkins Talent Search Test in the spring of 2021 when she was in 5th grade.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in Baltimore uses above grade tests to identify advanced students from around the world and provide a clear picture of their true academic ability.
“We are delighted to celebrate these students. In a year that has been anything but ordinary, their love of learning shone, and we are delighted to help them cultivate their growth as academics and citizens throughout high school, middle school and beyond. beyond that, ”Virginia Roach, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth said in a statement.