February 21, 2023: John Hopkins Centre included an Indian-American student in its list of the ‘World’s Brightest Students’. Read this article to find out who it is.
Like it does every year, John Hopkins Centre recently released its list of the ‘World’s Brightest’ students in 2023.
The list was based on the results of above-grade-level tests of over 15,000 students across 76 countries.
13-year-old Indian-American schoolgirl Natasha Perianayagam has been named on the list by John Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth. Natasha currently studies at Florence M Gaudineer Middle School, in New Jersey. Her parents hail from Chennai and said that she loves doodling and reading JRR Tolkien’s novels in her spare time.
What is CTY?
The Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY) test is an assessment of students from around the globe that uses above-grade-level testing to identify advanced students from around the world and provide a clear picture of their academic abilities.
Less than 27% of the total 15,300 students that participated qualified for the CTY ceremony and received either high or grand honours based on their test scores. In her latest attempt, Perianayagam scored higher than all other candidates.
This is the second time Perianayagam has made the list, as she also took the Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY) test in the Spring of 2021 when she was a Grade 5 student. At that level, Natasha Perianayagam’s results in the verbal and quantitative sections levelled with the 90th percentile of advanced Grade 8 performance, which catapulted her into the honours list that year.