Indian-American Girl In “World’s Brightest” Students List, Scored Highest


WASHINGTON: Indian-American schoolgirl Natasha Periyanayagam has been named among the “World’s Brightest” students for the second year in a row by the US-based Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, based on above-grade-level test results of over 15,000 students. Across 76 countries.

Periyanagam, 13, is a student at Florence M. Gaudiner Middle School in New Jersey.

He also took the Johns Hopkins  students  Center for Talented Youth (CTY) test in the spring of 2021, when he was a Grade 5 student.

Her results in the verbal and quantitative sections equated to the 90th percentile of advanced grade 8 performance, which pushed her to the honor roll that year. This year, he was honored for his exceptional performance on the SAT, ACT, School.

And College Aptitude Tests or similar assessments taken. As part of the CTY Talent Search, the university said in a press release students  Monday.

Indian-American Girl In "World's Brightest" Students List, Scored Highest

Periyanayagam, whose parents hail from Chennai. Said he enjoys doodling and reading JRR Tolkien’s novels in his spare time.

CTY uses above-grade-level tests to identify advanced students around the world and provide. Aclear picture of their academic skills.

Periyanayagam was among 15,300 students from 76 countries who joined CTY. In the 2021-22 talent search year, according to a university release.

Less than 27 percent of these participants qualified for the CTY program. Receiving high or grand honors based on their test scores.

In his latest attempt, Periyanayagam got the highest grade among all the candidates.

“This is not just a recognition of our students’ success on a test. Have accumulated in their young lives,” said CTY Executive Director Dr. Amy Shelton.

In all ways they will discover their passions, engage in rewarding and enriching experiences. And use this potential to achieve remarkable things – in students  their communities. And in the world,” he added.

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