Indian-American Schoolgirl “World’s Brightest Student” for 2nd Consecutive Year

Thirteen-year-old Natasha Perianayagam, an Indian-American schoolgirl was included in the “world’s brightest” students list by the US-based Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth, for the second consecutive year. She was included in the list on the basis of the results of above-grade-level tests of over 15,000 students across 76 countries conducted by the organisation.

Natasha Perianayagam studies at Florence M Gaudineer Middle School, in New Jersey. She also excelled in the Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY) test in 2021, when she was a Grade 5 student.

The parents of this talented girl are from Chennai. She loves doodling and reading JRR Tolkien’s novels in her spare time.

Johns Hopkins CTY uses above-grade-level testing to identify advanced students from around the world. According to the university release, Perianayagam was among the 15,300 students from 76 countries who joined CTY in the 2021-22 Talent Search year.

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