At two years old, most toddlers are still figuring out the basics of walking, speaking, and potty training. But not Kashe Quest, who just made history by becoming the youngest member ever to be accepted into Mensa at two years old.
According to Fox 11 Los Angeles, Quest has an IQ of 146 and she can count to 100, identify all 50 states by shape, and is already learning Spanish, English, and sign language. Kashe’s mother Sukhjit Athwal said that she started to notice her daughter’s memory was great early on and by 18 months, “she had recognized all the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes.”
Her impressive intellect managed to capture the attention of Mensa, the high IQ society that only allows members that receive IQ test scores that are in the top two percent of the population. The average range of IQ scores typically ranges from 85 to 115, which Kashe scored well above.
“Kashe is a remarkable girl, and what may be rare here is that Kashe’s gifts have been recognized so early in life. Her parents will be able to help her with some of the unique challenges gifted youth encounter,” American Mensa’s Executive Director Trevor Mitchell told Fox News via email. “Being the smartest person in the room isn’t always easy, and Mensa understands the importance of being challenged by others, of having our potential recognized, and of celebrating achievements.”
While Athwal is proud of her daughter’s intelligence, she said that in many ways Kashe is like most kids her age. But she believes the most important thing is making sure her daughter isn’t being forced into a situation she doesn’t want to be in.
“I think one of the biggest things with me and [my] daughter [is] making sure she has a childhood and we don’t force anything on her,” she said. “We’re kind of going at her pace and we want to just make sure that she is youthful for as long as she can be.”