Indian American kid Advay Misra in Johns Hopkins’ list of world’s brightest students

Advay Misraa student from New York, has been honored as one of the brightest students in the world by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). 

Advay, a student at PS 59 Beekman Hill International Elementary School, was honored for their exceptional performance on the SAT, ACT, or similar assessment taken as part of the CTY Talent Search. CTY uses above grade-level testing to identify advanced students from around the world and provide a clear picture of their true academic abilities. 

More than 15,000 students in grades two through eight tested through CTY’s Talent Search between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, representing all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Armed Forces installations in Europe and the Pacific, as well as more than 70 countries. Nearly 1,400 students from this group who scored in the top 9% on their test were 2020 Grand Honors awardees. 

“This is especially commendable in a year that has been difficult for students everywhere. The global pandemic has affected nearly every part of your lives, from daily school routines to the special celebrations you look forward to all year. Nonetheless, you have demonstrated outstanding academic potential, and we hope you and your family will take the time to celebrate it together,” said Dr. Virginia Roach, CTY’s Executive Director. “In times like these, we are reminded that the world needs leaders, educators, health care providers, artists, creators, and problem solvers, and we hope you will use your talents to find success in college and your career, serve your community, and cultivate a love of learning that will last a lifetime.” 

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