Another Indian-American child, age 9, has joined the list of some of the brightest students, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, after an Indian-origin teen was crowned the brightest student in the world (CTY)
Samedha Saxena has received recognition from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) as one of the “world’s brightest” kids. Saxena attends Battery Park City School and is in grade 4. Her results were based on a test Johns Hopkins administered to over 15,000 pupils in 76 countries that were above grade level.
According to a news statement from the institution, Samedha was honoured for her outstanding results on the SAT, ACT, School and College Ability Test, and other tests she took as part of the CTY Talent Search.
Saxena, who will be 8 years old in the spring of 2022, is also one of the youngest kids to be eligible for the CTY worldwide Talent Search Program.
“This is not just recognition of our student’s success on one test, but a salute to their love of discovery and learning, and all the knowledge they have accumulated in their young lives so far,” CTY Executive Director Dr. Amy Shelton remarked in congratulating Samedha on her achievement.
Dr. Amy said, “It is exciting to think about all the ways in which they will use that potential to discover their passions, engage in rewarding and enriching experiences, and achieve remarkable things – in their communities and in the world.”
Notably, CTY used testing that was above grade level to find advanced kids from all over the world and to give a clear picture of their academic aptitudes. Samedha entered CTY in the 2021–22 Talent Search year together with 15,300 other students from 76 other countries, according to the press release. Less than 27% of those individuals met the requirements to participate in the CTY ceremony, earning high or grand honours based on their test results.
She got to the honours list that year thanks to her scores, which in the verbal and quantitative parts were on par with the 90th percentile of advanced Grade 8 performance.
Perianayagam, whose parents are from Chennai, revealed that in her free time, she enjoys drawing and reading JRR Tolkien’s books. Perianayagam received the best grades out of all candidates in her most recent attempt.
Aaryaveer Kochhar, 9, of New Delhi was also listed among the talented students. Aaryaveer, a student at Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, reportedly earned “grand honours.”
Kochhar, a pupil at Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School in New Delhi, also claims to be the youngest novelist in history.
Aaryaveer made the decision to transform the world at the young age of nine. He recently claimed to have given recommendations to the Chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the highest body in the world for children’s rights. He is the youngest member of the Inclusive United Nations.