2-Year-Old Becomes Youngest American to Gain Mensa Membership

Layla Harris

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Kashe Quest may seem like any other toddler on the outside, but the world is quickly learning her name as the youngest American to become a member of Mensa. Those in the organization are accepted due to their abnormally high IQ test scores. And now, she's one of them!

Kashe Quest Mensa Toddler
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Quest can already name all 50 states in the U.S. and identify all of the elements on the periodic table. According to her parents, the intelligent toddler is also bilingual in English and Spanish. Kashe's dad told CNN, "She has always shown us, more than anything, the propensity to explore her surroundings and to ask the question 'Why?'" 

"If she doesn't know something, she wants to know what it is and how does it function, and once she learns it, she applies it," he continued. According to the proud family, Kashe has always been a quick learner. In fact, they admitted that nearly as soon as their daughter said her first word, Quest started speaking in 5+ word sentences!

Youngest Mensa Member Kashe
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Kashe's mom, Sukhjit, explained how they learned their girl might be particularly bright. "Once her pediatrician also acknowledged it, at her 18-month check-up, I had let her know where (Kashe) was on her number shapes and colors and wanted her perspective on all of it, and she said it was amazing [and] something worth looking into," the proud mother shared.

Kashe Quest Mensa IQ
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The family opted to take Kashe to a psychologist who administered the Mensa test. The result? The 2-year-old had a whopping IQ of 146! This landed Quest above the recognized required 98th percentile on a standard intelligence exam. After learning the incredible news, Sukhjit said, "We wanted to make sure we were giving her everything she also needed, in terms of her development and natural curiosity and her disposition -- and we wanted to make sure we did our part in making that happen for her." 

Thus, Sukhjit got to work creating The Modern Schoolhouse. The mom intended for her 2-year-old to have the learning experience she deserved and needed. Mrs. Quest explained on the schoolhouse's Instagram page that the new learning space began with 12 children in attendance in October. With current success, the family hopes to expand the organization while supporting and encouraging their child's curiosity.