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9 year old named one of world’s brightest students

The John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth named 9-year-old Preesha Chakraborty one of the world’s brightest students.

The third grader is from Warm Spring Elementary School in Fremont, CA, according to Times Now News.

The recognition is based on her performance on the SAT, ACT and the Center for Talented Youth’s own test which is given to 16,000 students from 90 countries.

WION reports she scored in the 99th percentile in the CTY test, elevating her to Grand Honors. Less than 30 percent who take the test qualify for either high or grand honors.

She now qualifies to enroll in more than 250 Johns Hopkins CTY’s Online and On-Campus Programs for advanced students grades 2-12.

She is also a lifetime member of Mensa, a society for people with the highest IQs.

“This is not just recognition of students’ performance on one test, but a testament to their curiosity and capacity for learning,” Amy Shelton, Executive Director of the CTY, said to American Bazaar.

“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 said.

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