Indian-American student Natasha Perianayagam has been named the world’s most intelligent student for the second consecutive year by the US-based Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth. And it is based on the results of above-grade-level tests of over 15,000 students across 76 countries.
She also took the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) test in the Spring of 2021, when she was a Grade 5 student. She has secured the highest rank among all the candidates.
This year, Natasha was honored for her exceptional performance in an exam taken as part of the SAT, ACT, School and College Competency Test or CTY Talent Search, the university said in a press release on Monday.
Natasha Periyanayagam’s parents are from Chennai. Natasha’s parents have stated that she loves to read doodling and JRR Tolkien’s novels in her spare time.
“It’s not just a recognition of our student’s success in one exam, it’s a tribute to their love for innovation and learning, and to all the knowledge they’ve accumulated in their lives,” said Dr. Amy Shelton, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CBY).