A 9-year-old, Preesha Chakraborty, an Indian-American schoolgirl is listed among the “world’s brightest” students.
Named in the “world’s brightest” students list by Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth (CTY).
The results were evaluated from above-grade-level tests of over 16,000 students from over 90 countries.
Who is Preesha Chakraborty? How old is she in 2024?
Preesha Chakraborty is a student currently pursuing her education at the Warm Spring Elementary School in Fremont, California.
She was born in 2015 and she is 9 years old as of 2024. Her nationality is Indian-American.
She is a grade 3 student and took the US-based Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth (JH-CTY) test in Summer 2023.
Her performance was exceptionally well in the following tests:
- SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)
- ACT (American College Testing) School and
- College Ability Test.
Preesha also excelled in the test’s verbal and quantitative sections – on par with the 99th percentile of advanced Grade 5 performances. Hence, she bagged the Grand Honors.
This is an exceptional achievement as less than 30 per cent of students qualify every year for either High Honors or Grand Honors/SET based on their test results or scores.
Benefits received by the “world’s brightest” student
Being named in the “world’s brightest” students list, Chakraborty qualifies for more than 250 Johns Hopkins CTY’s Online and On-Campus Programmes for advanced students including grades 2-12. The subjects are mathematics, computer programming, chemistry, physics, reading, and writing.
Amy Shelton, Executive Director of the CTY, said,
“This is not just recognition of students’ performance on one test, but a testament to their curiosity and capacity for learning.”
Preesha Chakraborty has always been passionate about learning
Preesha’s parents are originally from Calcutta, India. They revealed that she has always been passionate about learning and regularly displayed exceptional academic abilities.
At the mere age of 6, this scholar secured the 99 percentile in the national level NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test), which assesses K-12 students for gifted and talented programmes.
Due to her performance in this test, she received lifetime membership by the oldest high-IQ society in the world, the universally renowned Mensa Foundation.
This society gives membership to the people who score 98th percentile or higher on a standardised, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test.
Apart from studying, Preesha’s hobbies are travelling, hiking, and mixed martial arts.
About Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth (CIT)
Founded in 1979, CTY is a centre for innovation dedicated to advancing gifted education through research on testing, programmes, and other support for advanced learners.
“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.”