Mensa, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, has just welcomed their newest and youngest American member ever. Believe it or not, Kashe Quest, a 2-year-old girl from California, has an IQ level of 146, which is 46 points above the national average in the U.S.
The Mensa international website states that the most widely-known and used IQ tests are Stanford-Binet and Cattell. A person becomes a member if they score between 132 and 148, which counts for the 2 percent of all people.
The site also states that those scoring 145 or above are considered “genius or near genius,” just like Kashe.
A Los Angeles toddler has been accepted into Mensa— the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. Kashe Quest is just 2 years old and has an IQ of 146. https://t.co/U0822djPH0
— Q13 FOX Seattle (@Q13FOX) May 25, 2021
The girl’s mother, Sukhjit Athwal, who is currently running a preschool for her daughter and 11 other children, says she noticed Kashe was different when she learned the alphabet, all the shapes, colors, and numbers at the age of just 17 months.
Speaking to KTTV, the mother added that Kashe is able to identify all 50 states by shape and location on a map and recognizes elements from the periodic table based on the symbols.
In each stage of life, our brains morph and change. 🧠
— American Mensa (@AmericanMensa) May 25, 2021
At the moment, Kashe is studying Spanish and learning how to read, but her parents say they don’t force her into anything as they want her to have a normal childhood.
Way to go Kashe!