Preesha Chakraborty, the nine-year-old Indian-American schoolgirl was named in the “World’s Brightest” students list by the prestigious Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth. The list was prepared based on an evaluation of the results of above-grade-level tests of over 16,000 students across 90 countries.
Preesha, a Warm Spring Elementary school student in Fremont, California took the US-based Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth (JH-CTY) test in Summer 2023 as a class 3 student. She was honored for her exceptional performance on the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test), ACT (American College Testing), School and College Ability Test, or similar assessments as part of the CTY Talent Search.
She Is A Lifetime Member Of Mensa
Preesha is a lifetime member of the globally famous Mensa Foundation, the oldest high-IQ society in the world. The Mensa membership is open only to those who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized supervised IQ or some other approved intelligence test.
She cracked this test when she was just six years of age by securing 99 percentiles in the national level NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test), which assesses K-12 students for gifted and talented programs. Preesha has always been passionate about learning and has consistently displayed exceptional academic abilities, say her parents.
“This is not just recognition of students’ performance on one test, but a testament to their curiosity and capacity for learning,” said Amy Shelton, Executive Director of CTY. “These students have demonstrated enormous potential, and now we encourage them to seek out experiences and communities that help them challenge and stretch their knowledge, connect with other young scholars, understand diverse perspectives, think critically, and pursue their goals confidently,” Shelton added.
About The John Hopkins Center For Talented Youth
Founded in 1979, the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a non-profit academic center of John Hopkins University that is dedicated to imparting academic excellence and transformational experiences to advanced learners from grades 2 -12 through research on testing, programs, and other support.