Meet the newest Mensa member in the United States!
Kashe Quest has an IQ of 146 at the age of two, about 50 points higher than the average American’s 98. Kashe is now a mini-member of Mensa, the world’s oldest high-IQ society.
The bright Los Angeles youngster already knows the periodic table and can read complete sentences. Most toddlers can count to ten, but Kashe can already count to 100 and recognize all 50 states.
“She’ll wake up on a Saturday and say, ‘I wanna do elements,’ or, ‘I wanna do states,’ so whenever she’s leaning into it, we’re just there to support her,” said dad Devon Quest.
During Kashe’s 18-month visit, her pediatrician noticed something unusual.
Sukhjit Athwal, Kashe’s mother, has a background in education and child development, so she can adjust Kashe’s schooling to her passions and interests.
“That’s how we go with her at her pace and her interests and curiosity … ‘Paw Patrol,’ ‘Frozen,’ it just depends on the day,” she said.
While most Mensans may not know all of the words to “Let It Go,” Kashe does, which her parents value.
“She is a toddler…She likes to hide, and she has her tantrums,” Sukhjit said. “She’s a toddler at heart, and we want to keep that youthfulness in her as long as we can.”
Kashe is presently pursuing her goal of being bilingual by studying Spanish.