An 11-year- old Indo-American girl, Natasha Peri has been honoured as one of the brightest students in the world for her exceptional performance by the top US universities.
“This motivates me to do more,” Peri said to news agency IANS.
Studying in 5th grade, Natasha Peri is a student of Thelma L Sandmeier Elementary School in New Jersey. Her extraordinary performance at the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) which have been conducted as a part of the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) talent search test made to the list of one of the brightest students in the world.
Natasha had taken the John Hopkins Talent search test back in spring 2021 with 19000 other students from around the world who were also a part of this CTY test.
Peri had outdone in the test with 90 percentile of advanced grade 8 performance in verbal and quantitative sections of the test.
She was awarded the ‘Highest Honors Award’ which is given to only 20% of the students who participated in this talent search.
“We are thrilled to celebrate these students. 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,” Virginia Roach, the executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, told media.