A California toddler is the youngest American to join Mensa – the oldest IQ society in the world. Kashe Quest, now 3, joined the American branch of the organization on March 29, 2021, at age 2 with an IQ of 146. Why she is so special ? First, it all was based on her natural curiosity. “By 18 months, she had mastered pretty much the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes … and then that’s when we started noticing this is pretty advanced for her age,” Sukhjit Athwal, Kashe’s mom, told media. Kashe memorized the 50 states by shape and location and could name all of the elements on the periodic table by the time she was 2 years old. Kashe’s parents place high importance on making sure they give their daughter the necessary tools she needs to thrive. “Aside from her high IQ, she understands emotion, she understands context and the way we communicate.
” Kashe’s interests include “Frozen,” “Paw Patrol,” watermelon, swimming, messy paint and science experiments. “Being a child is most important,” her mom said. “We want to keep her youthful as long as we can. To qualify for Mensa membership, applicants must take an approved intelligence test and score at or above the 98th percentile. Exact details of testing are kept mostly secret. Kashe Quest score at the test was very good. The average American has an IQ of roughly 100. Those who score above 130 to 132 are usually considered highly gifted and are in the top 2% of the population. Kashe Quest is different. Trevor Mitchell, executive director of American Mensa, describes Kashe as “remarkable.”